Monday, 17 August 2015


From time to time people have wondered why reading is important because there are so many things to do with one's time. But it is important to realize that struggling with vital reading skills is not a sign of low intelligence.For instance,John Corcoran, who wrote " The Teacher Who Couldn't Read", is a very intelligent man. He graduated from High School and College, became a popular High School teacher and later became a successful business man all without being able to read. Many highly intelligent people have struggled with reading, although , when properly taught , most of them can now read easily and quickly. The importance of reading are as follows:
  • Reading is fundamental to function in today's society.  That is, when one find it difficult to read, day - to - day activities that many people take for granted become a source of frustration, anger and fear.
  • Reading is a vital skill in finding a good job because there are reports and memos which must be read and responded to. A person is limited in what they can accomplish without good reading and comprehension skills.
  • Reading develops the mind. The mind is a muscle, thereby needs exercise. Teaching young

    children to read helps them develop their language skills. It also helps children and adults focus on what someone else is communicating.
  • Reading helps to discover new things. A person who knows how to read can educate themselves in any area of life they are interested in because we live in an age where we overflow with information, but reading is the only way to take advantage of it.
  • Reading develops the imagination.
  • Reading develops the creative side of people, especially children. Encourage them to illustrate stories with their own drawings thereby making their creative mind active.
  •  Reading helps in developing a good self image.
  • Reading improves spelling skills. As children learn to sound out letters and words, spelling becomes easier. it also expand their vocabulary.
  • Reading helps to build on the good ideas and expose the bad ideas before they bring destruction. only by reading can we be armed in this never- ending, life and death struggle.
  • Finally, words spoken and written are the building blocks of life.  
NOTE: You are, right now, the result of words that you have heard or read and believed about   yourself. What you become in the future will depend on the words you believe about yourself now. People, families, relationships and even nations are built from words.

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