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In todays society reading isnt usually among ones hobbies andit shows In previous times reading was a hobby that mosteveryone shared since readingwas one of the very few ways to beentertained Obviously this is very much unlike today whereaswe have various ways of being entertained Certainly readinghas its positive effects on those who do it along withchildren Literature of the past effectsideas in modern daymovies and will continue to effect society if as a society wecontinue to read Unfortunately statistics state otherwiseTheNational Endowment for the Arts claims the percentage ofthe US adult population reading any books has declined by -7percent over the past decade This is clearly a problem andneeds to be rectifiedReading most surely has its positives one example of itseffects is the widened vocabulary of those who readOut-of-school reading habits of students have shown thateven 15 minutes a day of independent reading can exposestudents to more than a million words of text in a year TheLiteracy Company Most everyone strives to do their bestacademically one way to improve is to start reading In AnneECunninghamsWhat Reading Does for the mindshe states thatthose that read have higher GPAs higher intelligence andgeneral knowledge than those that dontMullen 2Reading to young children promotes language acquisition andislinked with literacy development and later on with achievementinreading comprehension and overall success in school USDepartment ofEducation Also reading is important because it is theparamount forbuilding successful readers who dont just have skills but alsohave alifelong passion for reading To ensure that children grow upwith aaffection for reading it is important to encourage reading inour everydaylife One of the foremost positive effects of is the fact thatchildren who are read to havebetter language comprehensionand cognitivedevelopment if their mothers began reading to them at an earlyageWarner
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