Love a good book?
Here are even more reasons to give yourself time to read – and to encourage your kids to build the reading habit!
A recent UK study found that reading for pleasure for 30 minutes a week can have huge life benefits, including:
Giving kids a good start to reading is important: the report highlights:
‘the extent to which a difficult start to a reading career,
either at home or at school, can nip a reading habit in the bud.'
The study was conducted by Josie Billington of the Centre for Research Into Reading, Literature and Society at the University of Liverpool, for the Quick Reads organisation. Find the full study here.
from http://www.betterreading.com.au/ 15/10/15 (if the above link to the full study is not working, see Mrs Pfister for a copy)
Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens, check out the link:
a quote from the article:
Albert Einstein was asked once how we could make our children intelligent. His reply was both simple and wise. "If you want your children to be intelligent," he said, "read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." He understood the value of reading, and of imagining. I hope we can give our children a world in which they will read, and be read to, and imagine, and understand.
No such thing as a bad writer... Enid Blyton's Famous Five.
Photograph: Greg Balfour Evans/Alamy (from the above article)
Why reading is so good for the brain
By Kimberly Gillan (Mar 1st, 2017)
Forget feeling guilty for putting your feet up with a page turner when you really should be vacuuming/working out/cooking a healthy meal.
In news not surprising for most bookworms, science shows that reading has huge psychological benefits.
Read on to find out more: Brain Power
How to Raise a Reader