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Posted on June 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM by Genesis Gaule
I’m sure everyone has heard that reading is good for you at some point in your life. It’s common knowledge that reading is not usually every kid’s favorite interest compared to playing video games or spending time with friends. However, especially since you may be finding your family stuck at home with extra free time during this unusual summer, I encourage any parents to encourage your kid(s) to read. But why exactly is reading so beneficial for us? (besides it just being fun)
Being a book fanatic myself, I know that the many stories I’ve read have taught me even more than and were not limited to the few benefits I listed above. My favorite part is experiencing the thrill of a new story and the emotions that the writing evokes.
For parents, try adding a half hour of reading right before your kid(s) bedtime (which will hopefully calm them down enough to go to sleep but may inadvertently lead to late night reading of their exciting book). And most of all, have fun with reading!
Tag(s): stress reduction, reading benefits, Miranda Millette, article
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