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Reading to improve language skills? Focus on fiction rather than non-fiction

Reading to improve language skills? Focus on fiction rather than non-fiction

We all know that reading is good for children and for adults, and that we should all be reading more often. One of the most obvious benefits of reading is that it helps improve language skills. A major review of research on leisure reading confirmed that reading does indeed foster better verbal abilities, from preschoolers all the way to university students. But, does it matter what we read?