Benefits of Reading

The happiness of reading, and the benefits of reading; Reading = Learning + Pleasure. What about fiction? This is an important post. Please read.

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I have previously written about the happiness of reading, a pleasure I hope everyone, or at least, most people experience. As I wrote before, I consider reading to be one of the main joys of life.

I also want to consider the benefits of reading. I think the first, and perhaps most obvious, value is that of education. Regardless of where the reading is done, or if it is for class or for self, all reading informs the reader in some way. While there are a myriad of ways to learn in life, reading still stands out as the primary, and most efficient, way of gaining information. (I am not in any way discounting the importance of learning through experience.) Readers can learn about areas of study that exist far outside of their particular areas of understanding or expertise. For example, I am a student of English literature, but…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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4 Responses to Benefits of Reading

  1. How wonderful of you. Wow. You are amazing. Reading and reading aloud is the most wonderful thing. It gives voice to the words and the reading. It is so important for children in so many ways.
    Karen

    • jlfatgcs says:

      Karen, that is so kind. Thank you! Actually, there is so much more I want to say on the subject; that will be my next blog post. Charles French hit the nail on the head!

  2. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you so much for the reblogging!

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