From a very early age, I’ve always been taught that reading is very important and I’ve always loved doing it. I’ve always pitied people who have missed out on a lifetime of books because they think reading is boring or uncool. But why is reading so important?
The Importance of Reading
I vaguely remember getting books to read when I was in nursery, and all the way through primary school. I loved going to the school’s small library of books and looking through them all, studying the covers and the blurbs, and feeling excited when I could take them home and read them. It’s things like this that make me feel disappointed when I see kids, even teenagers, who have never completed a single book cover to cover.
Encouraging children to read exposes them to a wide variety of new vocabulary as well as helping them to understand how stories work. It also has a good chance of increasing their imagination. That, in my opinion, is one of the most important things a person should always be trying to expand. It sounds cheesy, but imagination is more important than knowledge (thanks, Einstein!).
Why I Love to Read
I love getting cosy with a book and meeting new characters, learning about their lives and imagining the world they live in. I feel that by always reading books, my imagination is expanding all the time. Because I read so many books from a young age, I have the ability now to create so many stories and in-depth characters, and I love nothing more than falling in love with a book or a character and finding out everything there is to know about them.
Reading is one of my favourite hobbies, and always will be. The best thing about reading a book is that it’s the most portable hobby! Read on the sofa, in bed, at the gym, in school, on the bus. Wherever you want to read, you can whip out a book absolutely anywhere!
How important do you think it is to read? Why do you love reading?