Focus on the Family

Benefits of Reading

Avid reading has life-long benefits.

by Andrea Vinley Jewell

"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:

And with the explosion of information in the workplace, only avid readers can stay well informed with relative ease.