Our brains develop as we fill them with experience and new knowledge. Reading a book helps your brain to make connections with what you already know about a topic and helps you to learn about new topics. Reading provides one of the most enriching and complex brain activities available in life. Through reading we learn to recognise the sounds of words, we learn new words to add to our vocabulary and we connect written words to their real world applications.
Generally, the more time you are exposed to something and the more time you spend practising it, the better you’ll become at performing it. This is absolutely true for reading, and a great reason we take time to read everyday.
- What do good readers do?
- What book are you currently reading?
- Why should your friends read your book?