Benefits of Reading You Probably Didn’t Know


Jane Sandwood, freelance writer

Were you aware that reading more often can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease? Encouraging your kids to pick up a book can also provide them with a wealth of knowledge which will come in handy later in life. Their focus and discipline will improve, especially if incentives are provided such as food and a comfortable reading environment. Some of the other interesting benefits of reading include:

  • Becoming more empathetic

  • Helping children sleep better

  • Enhancing analytical skills

  • Increased vocabulary

  • Teaches coping skills

  • Beats stress

Reading also improves knowledge of the world around children making them better able to understand and sympathize with others. As kids grow, they will be better able to cope with the overwhelming changes in their lives such as doing homework, attending classes and meeting new friends. Take a look at some of the other reasons in depth within this article on the amazing benefits of reading.

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