"When you open a book for your child and share it in reading, you're giving shape and dimension to the routine events of everyday life, making it possible for your child to discover the meaning of childhood.
"Books can make a favorite toy as full of life as Winnie-the-Pooh, turn a backyard into Wonderland, or a porch in Captain Hook's pirate ship. Books place your child at the center of the world of imagination." — Regina Higgins, Magic Kingdoms
Research shows that avid readers:
- Read better, write better and concentrate better.
- Are quicker to see subtleties.
- Have an easier time processing new information.
- Have a better chance for a successful, fulfilling adult life.
- Have many interests and do well in a wide variety of subjects.
- Develop an ability to understand how other people think and feel.
- Acquire the ability to sift information and to understand how unrelated facts can fit into a whole.
- Tend to be more flexible in their thinking and more open to new ideas.
- Weather personal problems better without their schoolwork being affected.
And with the explosion of information in the workplace, only avid readers can stay well informed with relative ease.