“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seus
With numerous neighborhood bookstores, coffee shop bookstores, popular chain bookstores to newspapers, magazines and electronic readers (phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, etc.) reading sources have become far more accessible than ever before. That’s good for human civilization because reading not only influences our lives but it directly works on our brains.
Reading is a process that puts more neurobiological pressure than just looking at images or listening to words. It involves concentration, imagination, and empathy. Let’s read what are some of the scientific facts and studies about how reading affects our brains and provides us health-benefits:
You read a lot. Your interest may range from novels to nonfiction, autobiographies, tech articles, political news pieces, science discoveries research papers, poetry. How can you rub this love for your written word with others? There sure has been a time when you got so involved with a character in your book, that you wanted your friends to feel it too. You found that poetry piece by Robert Frost so moving that you wanted to share it with others.
We get it, you are an avid reader, or maybe you are someone who loves reading. Yet there are many who are unable to enjoy this pleasure, forget about reaping the several health benefits of reading. Take a look, here's how you can share your joy and love of reading with others. Coming in the month of September is, the Adult Education and Family Literacy week, how about starting now! Share your gift and the joy of reading rather than spending money on gifts like cards and flowers. Here are some simple ways you can share your love and help people share it further:
Barbara Schneider, a Sr. Technical Writer, is a Vision Literacy social media volunteer, as well as a tutor. She tutors because she wants to share her love of books and reading with others.