Reading books is one of my favorite hobbies. When I was young we used to have lots of books around the apartment. I remember just picking books up and reading them. I didn’t have to know the name of it or what is was about. My mom had a library in the basement and I would pick up a book and just flip through the pages reading and looking at pictures. I actually remember that the book shelf was in the same room as the weight bench. Funny, I have more memories of reading than working out on the bench.
Every book that was laying around our apartment I considered mine. If it were a small book or a super huge book I had my hands and eyes on it. So imagine my surprise when I read an article that mentioned in recent studies parents who have books around the apartment typically have smarter children. Yay me! In fact, this was very interesting: allowing for a child to choose 12 summer reading books on their own at the let out of summer vacation is the equivalent of summer school. A study authored by M.D.R. Evans and supporting co-authors found that growing up in a household with 500 or more books is:
“As great an advantage as having university-educated rather than unschooled parents, and twice the advantage of having a professional rather than an unskilled father.”
The facts are very compelling and interesting. Read more about how book owners have smarter children and the plans that are in the making to provide more free books to under privileged children.
- Reading is an active mental process
- Reading improves your vocabulary
- Gives you a glimpse into other cultures and places of the world
- Improves concentration and focus
- Builds self-esteem
- Improves memory
- Improves your discipline
- Improves creativity
- You always have something to talk about when you read
- Reduces boredom
Reading is fundamental and promote’s a healthier life regardless of what age you are. For more information visit INews India