The Power of Books in Our Life

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My Mommy always encourages me to read story books. She tells me that we can get to know a lot of new things through books. I also love to read books especially when they come with beautiful pictures on them. I start imagining so many things when I read a book. There are also times when Mommy reads me stories during bedtime. However, Mommy tells me that reading has a lot of benefits and there are mentioned below.

Reading aids in brain’s exercise – It helps the brain to strengthen its connections and also build new connections.
Reading helps in improving the concentration level – As reading makes the child sit at one place and focus on the book. This way, they will form a habit of reading for a longer span and also focus on things for more.
Reading helps in knowing so much – When you read a book, you get to know so many new things. Reading opens up a whole new horizon where a child gets to learn as well as improve their imagination skills.
Reading helps in increasing vocabulary – When you read books, you automatically improve your vocabulary as you keep learning new words while you read. This eventually helps you in having a better language skill.
Reading is a lot of fun – Reading is a great way to spend time effectively and, in a lot, a positive way.

As I read new books, I also share my books with my friends. And, later we discuss the book, share our opinion about
the characters in the book. This is a lot of fun when I and my friends discuss books. I also borrow books from my friends and they also suggest me new books based on the kind of books I prefer to read. Then there are books which I just read to gain knowledge. I also go to our school library to get new books and read them after school hours or at home during weekends.

I have a lot of books in my house. Here, I am mentioning a few:

• The Very Hungry Caterpillar – by Eric Carle
• The Hunger Games – by Suzanne Collins
• Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Guide – by J k Rowling
• Charlotte’s Web – by E B White
• Frog and Toad are Friends – by Arnold Lobel
• Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – by Roald Dahl

Importance of Flowers for Making Our Life Beautiful

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Since the dawn of human civilization, flowers play a vital role in our lives. Flowers are considered as a symbol of love and beauty. It stimulates a feeling of love and happiness and can make the surrounding cheerful. We have a beautiful garden in our home where flowers like rose, jasmine, rhododendron, sunflower etc blooms. My favourite one is jasmine. My father is very passionate about gardening. He takes utmost care of the plants and trees in our garden.

Flowers are popularly used on different types of occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, funeral and thanksgiving. Floral arrangements when used in decorations of wedding ceremonies, birthday party or home decor enhances the aesthetic value of the place. Flowers can influence our moods to a great extent. If beautiful flowers are kept in the hospital room of sick patients it can reduce the stress and speed up the recovery. Mamma sometimes keeps a vase filled with fresh flowers in our living room or dining room which creates a comforting atmosphere and enhances the beauty of our home. Research says flowers have healing properties as well. Presence of multi-colored flowers creates a joyful impact on our mind. I like playing and spending quality time in our garden when it is filled with flowers of different colors. While I am depressed or tensed it provides a calming effect on my mind.

Flowers are also used to enhance the beauty of women. Flowers comprises an integral part of cosmetics which are used. Without flowers, the world would have been a dull and dark place to live. Insects such as bees, ants, butterflies, and wasps feed on the nectar of flowers. Flowers are also consumed by human beings. Flowers such as chamomile, mint, Angelica can be used in teas. Many flowers contain medicinal values such as sunflower, calendula for treating sore throats and tonsillitis. The blossoms from basil, lavender, jasmine can be used as spices and herbs for preparing food items. Flowers are also used for garnishing. They can trigger allergies sometimes so one should refrain from eating flowers when suffering from fever.

Thus, we can say flowers offers various benefits to us apart from natural artwork and beauty.