Friday, April 2, 2010

Reading develops intelligence

The simple activity of reading is a virtual brain gym. It enables the growth of multiple intelligences. Reading stimulates both the right and left sides of the brain.  In fact, it is one of those few simple activities that triggers the growth of both intuitive and logical intelligence. Studies have shown that early readers not only have better language skills, they are also better at grasping mathematical and scientific concepts, are emotionally well adjusted and are generally happier kids.

Do read this helpful article on the intellectual development benefits of reading to your child and this informative piece on how books foster the child's emotional intelligence.