When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Face book updates, whats app forwards or the step by step cooking directions on your instant chocolate cake packet?
If you’re one of countless people who don’t make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out.
Apple Global School, one of the top most CBSE school of Ahmedabad boasts of a wonderful Library with 3000+ books meant for all age groups of students and reference books for teachers. As a part of creating enriching learning experience, a workshop was organized for preschool teachers for using Library to-
Attain knowledge on how to use reference books
How to narrate stories to kids
How to develop self reading.
Teachers were explained that reading has a significant number of benefits, few of them are-
Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of or possibly even prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia since keeping our brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power.
2-Vocabulary and Knowledge Expansion
What does this do to benefit you? Well, after several days of reading and looking up new words you don’t understand, your vocabulary will begin to expand one word at a time. Often, you might not even realize how much your vocabulary has increased after even just one day of heavy reading. These words that you have been learning will begin to integrate themselves into your everyday vocabulary, and you will start to catch yourself using these words.
3- Lower levels of Stress and Tension Relief
It sounds almost too good to be true, but how does reading decrease stress? Well, your brain immediately transports itself to a different world with different people. This change in pace can be a breath of fresh air for someone who is stressed out or suffers from extended periods of stress. By doing this, you can allow yourself to take a breath, relax, and be swept away to another world through the words written on the page.
4-Strengthens Your Writing Abilities
Those who write know the importance of reading. Whether you write things for work or just for fun, heavy reading can improve your writing skills and abilities. There are several ways in which it can help strengthen your writing skills, and each of these ways happens without you even realizing it.
5-Enhances Your Imagination and Empathy
The imagination is a powerful tool that can be useful in all aspects of life. Though it might not be considered as often, the imagination is what allows us to be empathetic with people. This empathy can help on the job or even at home. With reading being an excellent way to improve your imagination, it is no wonder that reading books have been a favorite hobby for so many years.
6- Enjoy Your Entertainment and Peace
Perhaps the most well-known benefit of reading is the entertainment value of opening a book with crisp, white pages. Of course, the entertainment is typically what draws avid readers to pick up the next great book. In fact, it has been a solid form of entertainment for many years. Though reading is perfect for entertainment, there’s more to it than just the entertainment factor.
Any reader knows that going through a book can be peaceful and induce a relaxing state of mind. By immersing yourself in a good book, you can almost feel any stress or worry melt away. You are both entertained and relaxed just by reading, which is just one of the many great things about books.
Workshop also taught teachers the tips on narrating stories to students. Being the best preschool in the city gives us the responsibility towards making our applets avid readers. Forming the habit of reading and loving books will surely make them aware, knowledgeable and 21st century citizens and make Apple Global School Best CBSE school of Ahmedabad providing holistic education.
Mrs. Shruti Garg
Head Mistress, Pre primary
Apple Global School