Books are a rich source of information and reading books imparts education and information. Teaching young children to read helps them develop their skills on language and increase their vocabulary and verbal ability. It will also help them learn to listen. Engaging oneself to the content in a book and closing off the outside world to immerse the thoughts in the text will strengthen the attention span.
Reading habit stimulates the brain and helps your brain to not be idle. Also, it can be made as a bed-time ritual so that it signals to the body that it is time to wind down, rest and go to sleep. Books offer an outstanding wealth of learning and reading gives one a chance to consume huge amount of research in a relatively short amount of time. Knowledge gained by reading books can help a person to better articulate and speak with self-confidence which will in turn boost self-esteem.
Dr. Seuss once wrote, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” Reading helps boost the power of the brain. It is an immersive experience to helps the brain sketch images and ideas to lose oneself in a novel. Helping the mind to create its image of the content in a book is far better and advantageous than showing the image in a television or digital media. There is enough research to prove that the structure of the brain changes through reading. Mental stimulation of the brain through reading helps reduce cognitive decline in old age. By expanding one understands of the content, it widens the imagination power.
The mode of reading a book that we read also has significance. With more and more of digital trending and e-books, habit of reading from a paper book is becoming more and more minimal. But paper book provides a context to the brain while reading and leads to better comprehending and in-depth understanding. Digital screens that provide e-readers and tablets will help one stay awake longer and even hurt the sleep pattern.
The type of books is also varied and can depend on the interest of an individual to pick from the wide array of options. Everything that is read is filled in one’s head with tiny bits of information and the individual will be better equipped to handle challenges. There's a reading genre for every literate person on the planet, and based on the tastes that lie in classical literature, poetry, fashion magazines, biographies, religious texts, young adult books, self-help guides, street lit, or romance novels, there's something out there in the book world to capture and quench that thirst for curiosity and imagination.
Genres in a book are determined by the content, tone and the narration. The genres of book can be under science fiction, thriller, urban fiction, drama, romance, horror, adventure, satire, action.
The importance of reading can be realized only when experienced. Learning to read is a sequential process and making it a habit is a constructive step towards gaining knowledge, imagination, improve reading, writing and articulating skills, health, self-esteem and the list goes on and on.
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