Reading Books-An Important Part of Our Life

Sep 11 08:28 2010 Jayesh K Print This Article

"Books are the best friends." A very popular saying that is undoubtedly a truth. The only thing that does not decay with time is knowledge and which is continuously involved in enhancing our lives.

"Books are the best friends." A very popular saying that is undoubtedly a truth. The only thing that does not decay with time is knowledge and which is continuously involved in enhancing our lives. The life is rewarded by knowledge and reading in many ways fosters mental development,Guest Posting spiritual enlightenment and social development. But now with the popularity of computers and video games, the love for reading books has faded away. Now, people find difficult to dedicate some time for reading and hence, are slowly and gradually forgetting the benefits of reading. But lucky are those who are aware of the reading benefits and have developed reading as their habit and interest. No doubt that reading broadens our horizon, gives a new direction to the mind to think, improves the vocabulary and creates awareness for other people and culture.

There are also many health benefits of reading, it acts as a stress buster, improves the moods and relieves stress by diverting the mind and taking it to a different world of imaginations. It is the responsibility of parents to inculcate the habits of reading and tell about the benefits of reading to children. Children have a very positive impact if the stories are read aloud. They start looking at the story from a different prospective, they understand the structure of the story more clearly and sometimes they also develop empathy. Whether they read a fiction, a fairy tale or a course book, reading aloud would enhance their creative thinking and they will be able to visualize the thing in a better way. So these are some of the benefits of reading aloud. Here, I am going to remind you of the importance of reading for children as well as adults.

Reading, I think is the best pass time. If you are crazy about reading, then it's the best thing you have done to yourself. Benefits of reading books can be reaped by one and all. Not only knowledge but also satisfaction is what it gives an individual!

It is very important to inculcate the habit of reading right from childhood. You can put in children the habit of reading bedtime stories. Reading during the early years helps the child in improving his/her language skills. The child learns to recognize written words. Reading when young helps you in your later life. Studies say that reading before going to bed helps the child feel secure and comfortable while sleeping. Emotions can be best understood through the characters in stories.


A child who grows up reading is definitely enriched as a young person. He/she automatically takes to reading. If the habit of reading is formed during an early age, reading soon becomes the person’s hobby. Teenage years are the growing and developing years of one’s life. This is the period of one’s mental growth as well. So it is nice to read good books during these years. Youngsters often relate to the story of heroes and try to emulate their behaviors. They idealize their favorite authors. They dream about their future and plan for it. Feeding the brain with loads of information from all around the world during this phase of life helps a person base his ideals on positivities. Reading helps the person shape his/her life.


Reading is an activity that keeps us occupied. Reading results in the fruitful usage of time. It helps us get rid of our anxieties. It diverts our mind from monotony and boredom. It is one of the best ways of relaxation. Reading novels or stories takes us to a new world where we forget our sorrows and fears. Books make very good friends.Books and the web are the richest sources of information. They cover a wide range of topics and store an enormous amount of information. Numerous websites covering different areas of information or innumerable books that flood the libraries tell us of the vastness of knowledge. Reading leads us only to read more in the never-ending pursuit of knowledge.

When technology was not so much forward that it created some milestones in the form of computer and television, at that time of the century people used to read books as their primary leisure activity. They would spend hours in reading books that depicted travel stories that ignited the imagination of the reader far away to some unknown lands of fairies or aliens. But the times have changed and MP3 players have replaced All India Radio and people today have lost their innate passion for reading. But this does not mean that one should neglect the books completely. Recent studies have proven that at least half hours of reading a day keeps a person abreast with varied styles of writing and improves the vocabulary.

As compared to other means of entertainment that includes listening to music, playing games such as cricket, etc and watching television, reading books is the most productive one as one improves vocabulary and improves word power. Additionally scientific researches have proved that children and teenagers who love reading have comparatively higher IQ level as compared to those who watch television. Moreover, they are dexterous, creative and do better in school and education and therefore teachers recommend parents to inculcate the benefits of reading in their kids right from the time when they are young. Not only this, those students who start this habit of reading books from their early childhood days are observed to display extraordinary language skills as well as impeccable ability to grasp variance in phonics.

It is known that reading increases mental development and stimulates the muscles of eyes thereby improving concentration and observation ability. Not only this, reading is one of a kind activity that involves higher concentration and also improves the conversational or communication skills of the readers. Reading enables you to learn new found words and phrases that can be used in day to day conversations and this habit becomes a healthy addiction so that one gathers their own information banks right in their minds. Not only this, reading offers the readers an insight of varied cultures of different countries and places and makes you sensitive towards world affairs. 

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