The Importance of Reading
- Updated on 29 Jan 2020
- Children's Literature
- 2 mins read
Understanding the Importance of Reading for Kids
Reading is an escape for some and can take you places and lands your eyes haven’t seen yet. It is an art that has to be acquired through perseverance. It is a window opened to the wonders of the world. All of us like stories and that’s where the importance of reading comes into the picture. In the ancient past, man, wondering about the mysterious cosmic phenomena around him, attributed divinities to everything he saw. Be it the snow, the stone, animals or even the sun. For him, anything unbeknownst to him was scary….
Open Up Imagination!
Children are always curious about stories. Their imagination would get all fired up when they read about stories about distant places, kings and queens, magnificent princes and princesses, and gods. They will find patterns that could be an impetus in the creation of a vibrant inner world. For example, when a child understands the importance of reading and reads the tales of Grimm brothers, they would understand the tapestries and complications of the world they live in…
The process of reading is akin to meditation. We have to read every word, pondering over the complexities and even absurdities, until getting the gist. Constant reading would give us a healthy outlook towards life as that would open portals leading to realities.
When Should we Start Reading?
The best age to read is always a contentious issue. Illustrious philosophers such as John Stuart Mill had stated that the importance of reading at a very young age, even classic works, which had reflected in his later writings. The list of best books to read is abounding with a plethora of recommendations. For instance, children can start with books such as ‘The Wizard of Oz’ which is a special book, as it could enrich the creativity of children.
Another option can be ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl, as with its interesting, funny and mysterious characters, can get the children glued to the art of reading while also understanding the importance of reading at the end of the book.
The same applies to the antics of Huckleberry Finn, aptly portrayed by the legendary American writer Mark Twain. If the child can take a dip into the ‘One Thousand and One Nights’, if he could talk endlessly with the beloved, ravishing Scheherazade, fly away on the magic carpet with the genie and Aladdin, open the door by saying a mysterious word, go on voyages with Sinbad the Sailor, he’ll get the much needed aesthetic nourishment. Libraries are the cathedrals of pure wisdom, where you can get in touch with the best minds. You can always speak to them, devour and muse over their thoughts, lean on them, and deduce conclusions. Libraries are places where better values can be inculcated.
Pick the Right Beginnings
Orchids the International School, one of the best CBSE Schools in Bangalore, offers a unique reading program, which acts as a pointer towards the need to understand and spread the importance of reading for children from a young age. We aim at polishing the intellects of children by acquiescing them with the best literature. As our children are the hopes of a better tomorrow, we try to expose them to the best.
Children must understand the fact that reading is a long sojourn that will take them towards an eternal pleasure and that will help them in reaching the shore of Wisdom, where they can spread their wings and soar high. It is the duty of parents and teachers to guide and help them in that. At Orchids, one of the best CBSE Schools in Bangalore, we assure you that your children will be in the right place.
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