Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Continuing the discussion: Why should children read?
our previous post
, we asked you to help us come up with answers to the question, 'Why should children read?' Your responses have been overwhelming!
Here are 20 of the numerous responses
our Twitter feed
came up with (in no particular order):
because books can stimulate imagination while TV and internet leave no room for it....
books are one's best friends! Always there with you..:)
Every minute they read, is a minute they won't be watching cartoons:)
What do they say about teaching a man to fish...? That.
because there are wonderful books worth reading and fantastic writers worth knowing!
Kids should read so that they have friends in books when they're old.
Kids should read to discover the world around them.
it is about imparting to get the best out of the reading habit that can make them think and relate to it.
So that they don't judge a book by its movie.
Kids will learn to think & imagine & dream their own world & experiences rather than just Disney's interpretation :-)
it certainly calms them down, helps to keep their manic energy in check. ;-)
Improves Imagination, communication, vocabulary, vision, thinking and reading out loud boosts confidence too...
I subscribe to the 1984 line of thought. If you don't have the word for it, you can't think it.
Kids should read to keep them from destroying the house.
to improve vocabulary n imagination
Reading improves world vision, makes it more broad based.
bc it encourages creativity, builds vocabulary, introduces new ideas, helps w writing, empowers ea of us 2 find own answers
to imagine - every word picture paints a whole world in their head. A world dat they carry in their head 4 d rest o their lives
I think children need a little escapism too. And who else is around to tell them stories, right?
That way when the movie is made, you can ask people, but have you read the book?
These are just some of the suggestions that our Twitter friends have thrown up.
to join our raging discussion on Twitter!
We have also begun a discussion on Facebook.
Join the conversation
Our friends at Pratham Books rose magnificently to the occasion with
this blog post
which has a few really thought-provoking answers of its own!.
Any other thoughts? Why do
think children should read?
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