Reading is awesome!

Read instead of playing video games or watching television!

Reasons to Read

1. To develop speech and expand your vocabulary

People who read more books tend to have a larger vocabulary to express how they feel and to get their point across. This increases with the more books you read, giving you a higher level of vocabulary to use in everyday life.


2. Reading improves concentration and focus

Reading for long periods of time requires you to concentrate on reading, therefore improving your focus.


3. Reading can improve intelligence

Books help you learn a lot and at a much cheaper price than taking an expensive college course. Reading gives you a chance to lean a huge amount of research in a short amount of time. "Anne E. Cunningham and Keith E. Stanovich’s “What Reading Does for the Mind” also noted that heavy readers tend to display greater knowledge of how things work and who or what people were." Reading lots of books has been strongly linked to academic achievement.


4. It Reduces Stress

"A study by consultancy firm Mindlab International at the University of Sussex showed that reading reduces stress." In the test, people read silently for six minutes to slow down their heart rate and ease the tension in their muscles.


5. It Improves Your Memory

Every time you read, you create a new memory of what you've read, exercising your brain's cerebrum, the part of your brain in charge of your memory.

Sources

"Why To Read: 10 Reasons Why You Should Read More." WhytoRead Books. Web. 11 Jan. 2015. <http://whytoread.com/why-to-read-10-reasons-why-reading-books-will-save-your-life/>.

"12 Scientific Ways Reading Can Actually Improve Your Life." BuzzFeed. Web. 13 Jan. 2015. <http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinlarosa/12-scientific-ways-reading-can-actually-improve-your-life#.dxzVLOy17>.

"Parts of the Brain - Memory & the Brain - The Human Memory." Parts of the Brain - Memory & the Brain - The Human Memory. Web. 11 Jan. 2015. <http://www.human-memory.net/brain_parts.html>.