Why is Reading Story Books Good for Us?

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Since childhood, I am very much fond of listening to stories of various kinds. Whenever my grandmother used to be with me she used to tell me about fairy tales, Aladin and his wander lamp, Cinderella, Rapunzel and many more. My mother makes me fall asleep at every night by reading different stories. Now I can read stories myself my father buys me many story books with lots of beautiful pictures in them. He says it is very important to develop a reading habit from a young age. Today I will discuss the importance of reading books:

Emotional Development

Reading stories is essential for our proper emotional development. When we read a story we read about various events, places, and characters and develop a sense of affection and friendliness towards some characters. Reading helps to increase our language skills, enhances confidence level and helps us to cope with our feelings. Through reading stories we can know about people’s lives, culture, and tradition of places which we have not visited.

Learning in a Natural Way

In our school when our teacher tells us stories, she introduces us to many new words and ideas. We also learn about developing our moral values of kindness, love, compassion, sympathy through reading various storybooks. Many stories come with a lesson through which we can distinguish between the right and the wrong. While reading a story we remain so much engrossed in it that learning happens in a natural way.

De-Stress and Relax

Reading stories helps us to relax. When we read stories before going to bed we can forget about the stresses of our life and pamper ourselves in the world of fantasy. The calming familiarity of our precious storybooks, the rhymes, and repetition of a picture book and a sense of security as we spend time in reading helps us to relax and rest.

Fosters Our Imagination

Reading stories enhances our imagination by introducing new ideas to us. It may be about the miraculous world, space, and other planets, fictitious characters, and events about historic times. Thus, reading story books develops our imagination and creative abilities.

Increases Focus and Attention

Reading habits from an early age help to develop our ability to pay attention and allow us to increase our concentration level to a large extent. Because when we read, we get engrossed in the concept that the book offers.

Enhances a Thirst to Know More

While we read books we can know the world around us and develop inquisitiveness in our minds. In this way, it stimulates a thirst for knowledge, to know more, to ask questions and to seek their answers.


Books are our true companions as they help us to get refreshed by forgetting all our anxieties and worries. It takes us to a different world, away from our regular space and lets us virtually live the life of others. It helps us know many things which we did not know that it existed.

Playing at the park and spending less time on gadgets:

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Playing at Park

This Friday there was this story telling session at the school. The teacher was telling us all a story about a boy who used to spend most of his time playing video games. He was a lazy, fat boy who never wanted to play any other games outside at the park. He was addicted to playing video games.

After the story was finished, the teacher told us all, that we should not restrict ourselves to playing only video games. Addiction to video games makes us lazy. It damages our eyesight. It makes us interact very less with our friends, family and the people around us.Playing video games all day and not doing enough physical exercise makes us put on a lot of weight and makes us fat. The teacher also said that if we play video games excessively and get addicted to video gaming, it might harm our brain and reduce the level of brain development. I was very scared to know that.

We should go outside whenever possible and play with other children. As we are very small and we may not play any particular games, we should at least be running around with our friends. Playing outside is a way of exercising, which helps us in our overall physical development.

I was very excited to learn this as I am always very eager to grow very strong. The teacher also told us that playing outside increases our muscle strength and also helps us gain a lot of self-confidence. It improves our vision, physical well-being and our overall health. Everyone at my class was happy to know this. We all love playing outside with friends.

I told my teacher that my Mumma and Dada take me to park at the afternoon almost every day when the weather is good. I enjoy playing outside a lot.I enjoy it more when both Mumma and Dada play with me. There are even times when I play with my friends and the parents talk to each other. I like the fresh air outside. My teacher was happy to know this from me and she encouraged me to play more outdoors and at the park.

When I came back home from school, I told Mumma about the story that our teacher told us at the school. I also told her about what the teacher told us about the reduced level of brain development. Mumma told me that this is why both by Mumma and Dada do not let me play too much with the phone or the tab. I asked Mumma, why she always thinks well about me. She told me that because I am her daughter and she loves me the most in this world, she cares for me the most. So, she does everything which is good for me. She does things which would help me in the long run when I grow up. I hugged Mumma and told her that I also love her the most.