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Computer Games Help to Improve Children's Literacy, Survey Says

The National Literacy Trust surveyed 4,626 young people in the U.K. between the ages of 11 and 16 and found video games offered children an avenue into reading. 73% of children said playing video games helps them feel like they are part of a story, and 65% said games helped them to imagine being someone else.

'This research absolutely suggests that mechanisms that young people themselves already enjoy are the best ways to get them into the wider pattern of reading and writing,' Jonathan Douglas, chief executive of the National Literacy Trust, via statement. 'It's exciting to uncover the opportunities that video game playing can provide for young people to engage in reading, stimulate creativity through writing, enhance communication with friends and family, and support empathy and well-being.'

Computer Games Help to Improve Children's Literacy, Survey Says

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