10 Benefits of Reading
1. Kids who read widely and regularly get at it
This can be pretty much just common sense.
After all, practice makes perfect in nearly everything we humans do and reading is not any different from other things.
2. Reading exercises our brains
Reading is a much more complicated task for the human brain than, say, watching TV is.
Reading fortifies brain links and really assembles new links.
3. Reading enhances concentration
Again, this can be a little no-brainer.
Children need to sit still when they’re reading, and quietly so they can concentrate on the story.
If they read consistently, they develop the power to do that for longer periods.
4. Reading teaches kids about the world around them
They’ve been subjected to ways of thoughts, life and beliefs about the world which might differ from those which encompass them.
This learning is very important to its benefit however it also assembles a store of background knowledge which helps younger children learn to read and well.
5. A kid’s terminology is improved by reading and leads to more highly developed language abilities
This is because kids learn new words as they read but also because they mindlessly absorb information as they read about matters like the best way to structure sentences and how to make use of words and language effectively.
6. Reading acquires a kid’s imagination
This is only because when we read the descriptions are translated by our brains we read into pictures of people, places and things. We’re additionally imagining how a characters are feeling when we’re engaged in a story. We use our own experiences to imagine exactly how we would feel in the exact same scenario.
7. Reading helps kids develop empathy
That is really something I’ve only recently realised but it is practical. As my fifteen-year-old son said to me when we were discussing it : it does because you’re identifying with the character in the story so you’re feeling what he’s feeling.’
8. Children who read do better at school
Plus they don’t merely do better at subjects like history, English and reading. They do better at all areas and they do better all the way through school.
9. Reading is a terrific kind of amusement
A paperback book or an e reader like the Amazon Kindle doesn’t take up much space so you can take it anywhere and you’ll never be lonely or bored if you have a book in your bag.
You’re able to read while waiting in a queue, while awaiting a buddy who’s running late or during a flight delay with an airport.
10. Reading quiets the head and relaxes the body
This is an important point because we particularly how to be silent and appear to have forgotten how to relax.
The continuous motion, flashing lights and noise which bombard our perceptions when we’re watching TV, looking in a computer or playing an electronic game are really quite trying for our brains.
When we read, we read in silence as well as the black print on a page that is white is a lot less trying for brains and our eyes.
So there you have it – the Top Ten benefits of reading!