We all know reading matters, right? But have you ever asked yourself what that is so? Or how much it matters and how it impact our kids, it may be surprising.
It turns out that children receive a host of educational, neurological, psychological and emotional benefits from reading. That benefits extends throughout their lives.
Reading isn’t just about literacy. Reading changes the way of our brain works, how we can relate and communicate with each other people, and how we understand the world culture.
In this post, I will list out 5 reasons why reading matters for young children. I hope you can really find out the reason.
Here are just few ways that reading matters:
Studies shows that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress and reduce the risks. And here reading helps up to make it possible.
Reading is work as exercise for your brain. It’s not just that your brain processes words and meaning while looking at text, reading actually changes your brain’s structure.
Reading helps people’s brains process information both visually and verbally in more effective ways. Reading improves aspect of a person’s communication skills.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” -Albert Einstein
Reading sparks the imagination, opening up a child’s mind to new ideas and concepts
Reading exposes to a world of imagination, showing nothing is impossible in this world. By reading you’re exploring a different angle to see a thing you’ve known, on how to take action differently.
Researcher says Instead of spending times on television or the internet, Reading just 30 minutes a day (we’re talking about books) flexes those mind muscles. It makes your children think, fantasize, imaginary and stressful.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
It’s no secret that reading increases vocabulary and improves spelling.
Reading forces us to look at words that we might not have seen or heard. Reading provides new ideas, intelligent words and vivid characters of whom I often imitate the speech. If we deeply have a look on reading we get to know reading shows us how words should be used and how words are used flexibly.
Communication is the most important tool which can be transmitted through reading. As you communicating through reading, you understand more, and thus you can communicate better with people.
Do you want your children to grow up to become empathetic people?
If so, new research suggests that you should encourage them to read.
When children read stories, they are given the opportunity to understand the story from the perspective of the characters. Think of reading as a game of role playing, where children can practice seeing the world through someone else’s eyes that allow them to develop an understanding and respect for the experiences of others.
I can’t guarantee that your child will turn into an Einstein, but a study from 2013 suggests that reading to kids in an “Interactive style” can boosts their IQ by up to six points.
If you want to more proof that reading makes smarter, look no further than the world famous entrepreneur Elon Mask. Musk is a modern-day example of a reader who has come up with creative solutions to a number of problems facing with modern society.