Why Do We Need To Read

Reading is an important way of our lives, but why do we need to read to succeed? We're so lucky that books are an inexpensive and accessible way to learn about different cultures, meet new people, travel the world without leaving our homes. 

Reading is a great way to relax and unwind. However, it's up to the individual and not forced upon them by the government through public schools. Parents should encourage their kids to read as well. 

But at the same time, if a kid doesn't want to go out of their way to pick up a book, then that's just fine too. Parents should be allowed to raise their children as they see fit, and the government shouldn't be allowed to interfere unless the behavior is harmful.

What Does Reading Do For Us

  • Help improve your memory by making connections between words and concepts more memorable, especially when studying for exams! 

  • Enables you to think more critically about topics you may not know much about since it provides access to other perspectives. 

  • Allows you to explore just about anything - from historical fiction to biographies to fantasy, there is a wide range of genres. 

  • Helps improve your attention span and focus because it doesn't rely on visuals that can be easily distracted by (think about how easy it is to get distracted during an eye exam!).

What Is The Difference Between Reading And Listening

Throughout our entire lives, we encounter lots of new information. Some people don't realize that there is a vast difference between reading and listening.

 You do reading as part of your job or for pleasure, while listening can be a chore, typically associated with the classroom setting. So it's no wonder some learners are resistant to reading – they may have had bad experiences with it or have a language problem.

Reading Is Essential To Kids

It's essential for kids to read because they need to learn how in school, the [The] Daily Progress reported in a recent article about kids and reading.

But sometimes, kids don't want to read. Instead, they'd rather play video games, text friends or do anything but reading. But shouldn't they be forced to? After all, it's a skill that will help them throughout their lives. As a result, schools around the country are trying to increase the number of kids who read regularly.

Lesson Comes From Reading

The issue with this argument is that there's no evidence suggested in the article to link reading skills and success, and what exactly is meant by "regular basis?"

If reading once per year will help success, doesn't it suggest that lesson is less important? 

After all, you can't learn how to read in school and then not read or be forced to do so at home too. People who don't regularly read also tend to have lower education levels. However, this could be because people with higher education levels are more likely to prioritize reading or seek it out.

Importance of reading