Why Reading is Important?
Reading is an exercise for the mind. It helps kids calm down and relax, opening doors of new knowledge to enlighten their minds. Kids who read grow up to have better cognitive skills, vocabulary, comprehension, memory, and critical thinking skills. It also improves results at school, analytical skills, writing skills, focus, and concentration. Reading can broaden your horizons in ways you never thought possible.
Kids who are encouraged to read at an early age have better comprehension of things around them. They develop smart thinking abilities and are more receptive to creativity and ideas that other kids their age lack. As a result, they grow up to be a good deal more intelligent and aware of their surroundings than kids who don't read. The more you read, the more imaginative you become. One of the primary benefits of reading books is its ability to develop critical thinking skills. Reading requires an individual to think and process information in a way watching television can't. The more you read, the deeper your understanding becomes about what you're reading and its application.
Kids who indulge in reading books and learning new things do better at school. They are more creative, open to new ideas, and develop empathy for others. Not only that, they learn valuable life lessons such as helping others and being kind. Moral codes such as goods things will be appreciated, and evils punished take root in their minds too, as a result of which they learn to stay away from trouble.
By reading books, you get a glimpse of other cultures and places. Books expand your horizons, letting you see other countries, other people, and so many other things you have never seen or imagined. It's the perfect way to visit a strange land in your mind. When we open a book while sitting in the comfort of our rooms, like time traveling, we transport our imaginations to a world purely based on the author's fantasies. We learn about everything they want you to know, see the world through their eyes and perspectives, learn about new people, discover their traditions, cultures, and all that makes them unique and unforgettable.
Reading a well-written book affects your ability to become a better writer. Just like artists influence others, so do writers. Many successful authors gained their expertise by reading the works of others. Kids who learn to read also tend to develop better writing skills. The reason: they have been introduced to a world where words are their primary weapon, and they are free to shoot out.
Summarized excerpts from YoungReadersFoundation.org