Do you want to enjoy a relaxing time or build connections with your children or develop your thinking skills….?
Read Books! Read Books! Read Books!
Reading is one of the most beneficial activities that we can enjoy. We are able to discover new ideas, concepts, places, and people. Getting wrapped up in the lives of characters strengthens the ability to understand others’ feelings. Some describe reading as a journey that starts at the opening of a page, and finishes as the last page is turned. Reading is relaxing; it is a way for children to reach out to the world, and it improves their thinking process. There is something about stopping to focus on words during reading that is instantly relaxing. Maybe it is just staying still in a chair, something that does not happen enough in our lives. Even if we have had a busy day, a book can easily calm us down.
Reading is also a way for children to reach out to the world. Reading promotes the acquisition of knowledge and information to their brains. It is no secret that reading increases children’s vocabulary and spelling. Reading forces us to look at words that we might not have seen or heard in our lives. Researchers estimate that we learn five to 15 percent of all the words we know through reading.
Reading improves our thinking process. Reading books requires us to think and imagine about different details in the book such as characters and plot. Unlike magazines, internet posts or e-mails that might contain small bits of information, books tell the whole story. Since the readers must concentrate in order to read, they will improve their concentration, thinking abilities, and grow their brains.
I love to escape into the world of a good book!