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African American couple lying on the floor and reading books.

People tend to associate reading with young children or school-age instruction. However, reading is beneficial for all ages. Reading is needed for most activities we perform daily. Understanding directions on medicine bottles, completing schoolwork, comprehending instructions given in recipes, following traffic signs, navigating the Internet, being entertained by a good book, and many other activities all require reading. Without the ability to read, people can put their safety at risk or limit their capacity to master basic life skills.

Benefits of Reading

  • Reading develops language, listening, and critical thinking skills.
  • Reading helps you learn and succeed in life.
  • Reading promotes creativity and develops imagination.
  • Reading can be fun and adventurous for all ages.

This video provides insight into the significance of reading for individuals and families. It describes the many benefits of reading.

 

 

Content below reflects the text in the graphics of the video:

  • The Importance of Reading
  • Reading is a skill needed for everyday life.
  • Reading develops language, listening, and critical thinking skills.
  • Reading helps you learn and succeed in life.
  • Reading promotes creativity and develops imagination.
  • Reading can be fun and adventurous for all ages.
  • Select books that are of interest to you.
  • Plan time to read each day.
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