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'Reading for Pleasure Can Help Reduce Pandemic Stress, Increase Empathy …' by Eloise Therien

Eloise Therien reports the following for Canadian site Global News:

According to Dr. Robin Bright with the University of Lethbridge, outlets such as reading a novel could boost one’s emotional well-being.

‘Reading for pleasure has tremendous benefits, and there’s a great deal of research to support that,’ she explained. ‘It’s interesting to note that reading also helps to decrease stress levels and anxiety, and has been shown to increase a sense of empathy as well.’

Dr. Bright deals with family literacy, and says students in school who are reluctant to read can find ways to engage in literacy with the help of those around them.

She adds teachers who are currently partaking in online learning shouldn’t see their physical distance from students as a barrier to connecting with them about their interests. …

While many parents choose to read to their children at a young age, Dr. Bright said such an activity should continue on throughout life as a form of bonding. …

‘It increases that interaction among family members,’ she said. ‘Reading can and should continue for pleasure well into adulthood.’

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