3 GREAT reasons why kids need to read more !
Posted by: Sue Atkins
1. You’ll increase the size of your vocabulary.
No matter what your reading comprehension level is, studies have shown that reading increases vocabulary. Period. The more you read, the more words you know. Who doesn’t love that?
2. You could give yourself a higher I.Q. score.
While finding a direct link between time spent reading and intelligence levels is complicated, some studies have shown that reading increases your intelligence. Intelligence includes not only how much you know, but also your fluid intelligence (problem-solving skills) and your emotional intelligence (how you understand and react to other people’s emotions).
3. It will help you relax.
According to one 2009 study, you can reduce your stress levels by as much as 68% by reading for just six minutes. Reading is cheaper than a massage and less sweaty than yoga, so do yourself a favour and read to relax.