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Why Reading Books Are Very Important For Kids

BY: David Prakash Kumar | Category: Education | Submitted: 2010-06-29 23:44:51
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Article Summary: "Kids need to read books academically as well as to improve their creativity. Read on to learn more about the reasons for them to read books..."

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Books, the treasure box of knowledge. While many across the world sadly remain unable to access these priceless treasures, many children across the world are in fact hesitant to read even though presented with the opportunity to do so. This is a trend that worries many parents across the world as children are wired to the surreal world of games and cartoons. While all activities enhance the development that happen during the earlier stages of life, reading has unparalleled importance.

A vital and upfront value of reading books remains in the fact that reading involves the transformation of a bunch of words into a string of words with meaning. This process is vital for the brain to connect the words and create a new world from it. The inability to do so may allow the detection of any cognitive related problems. This would make the child to be in need of therapy that would make it easier for the child to cope at a later stage.
The other importance of reading remains in the fact that reading enhances any child's creativity. Reading allows the mind to form images related to the words read. A simple example of this is related to the reading of the word apple that helps in the visual depiction of the fruit. The association of words also is vital in the future enhancement of cognitive abilities. The imagination of a child may be limited if the brain is constantly fed with repetitive images or words that may appear in certain games or even television programs.

Reading a variety of books may be able to cultivate the interest of a child in the learning process. Doing so, the child would have a comparatively less difficult time when having to read for academic purposes. Contrasting to this is a child who is hardly sits down to read and spends more time looking at pictures appearing on the television or even playing with other children. Children in the latter situation may be more restless and agitated when having to read for academic purposes.

The act of reading also allows the bonding of a child with those who aid them to read. Early childhood bonding that can be done in this case allows the nurturing of a bond that may result in a strong relationship between the kid and the parent or guardian who helped the child to read.

Reading books is very important for children as the type of books that is read may in fact have an influence on their personality. While girls are more customarily given fairy tales to read, boys often get excited to read books on adventure.

Reading as such can be seen to influence their personalities as many girls tend to imitate and act or dress up as characters in fairy tales while boys fantasize fighting monsters or camping in the middle of the forest. Reading as such is a good way to channel the moral values parents would like to foster in their children. Reading about how behaving badly is disliked may aid parents who have difficulty amending certain offensive behaviors at an early stage. Reading as such is a vital part of childhood of any kid.

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