1. Reading is good for your brain
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Joseph Addison penned this quote roughly 300 years ago, before modern science and research equipment could back up his claim. Today, however, scientific studies show that reading does make you smarter. Reading a novel, for example, increases the blood flow and improves connectivity in the brain.
2. Better Writing and Communication Skills
This goes hand-in-hand, the more you read, the better your communication with other people and the better your writing becomes. there is this new door of vocabularies and word construction ideas at your disposal when communicating with others and when writing. With the expansion of your vocabulary: exposure to published, well-written work has a noted effect on your own writing, a fluidity, and writing styles of other authors will invariably influence your own work. In the same way that musicians influence one another, and painters use techniques established by previous masters, so do writers learn how to craft prose by reading the works of others.
3. Reading can lower your stress level.
A study conducted at the University of Sussex in England found that only six minutes of reading was enough of a distraction to reduce participants’ stress levels by 68 percent. The relaxation effect achieved by reading was stronger than listening to music, drinking a cup of tea or coffee or taking a walk.
4. Reading can make you self-confident.
That’s according to Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts, who said identifying with introverted yet admirable central characters made her feel as if she was in the mainstream as a child. “Books, especially children’s books, are one of the few media to portray introverts as intellectually and emotionally aflame, as opposed to aloof, flawed, or dull,” she writes. “This is especially important for children, who seem to read only for plot but are actually forming their view of the world — and of their places in it.”
At Awaras’ Academy, we make reading a culture. We encourage our children to read at least one chapter a day from Textbooks, storybooks, motivational books and also the bible. This way, their minds remain active, and their vocabularies are steadily improved and they have time to attend to other things.