7 Reasons Why Kids Should Read

by CaptainYarr on December 23, 2014 · 6 comments

in Getting Kids to Read


by Captain Lyaf Yarr

A lot of kids I know don’t like to read. They say “why should I read? It’s just a waste of time!” I firmly believe kids should read and not just because I like to do so. Here are my top 7 reasons why kids should read.

1. Kids should read because it improves their vocabulary. Don’t believe? Keep an eye out for a post on how Twilight can do that in the near future. Are you thinking you learn vocab in school, so why learn more? Your vocabulary improves faster by reading than if you didn’t and you not only are smarter you sound it too.
2. Reading saves energy. It’s true! If you choose to read over watching television or playing video games you’re saving energy that you would be wasting. So read or pick something that doesn’t waste any electricity.
3. Reading also helps you with other skills such as visualizing. Use that imagination!
4. Kids should read because they will learn interesting, and useful information for an assignments or for fun. For example: books are always my first choice for writing papers. I have learned how fireworks were invented, all about the earth’s layers, Claude Monet, and much much more.
5. Reading helps kids write better. For example you could say, “The cat ran up the tall tree because she was scared;” or “The cat scurried up the towering tree because she was frightened.” Now which one do you think is most interesting? If you guessed the second one you are correct!
6. Reading provides characters as role models and teach kids about social situations too. Let’s say there’s a bully at school and a kid is having trouble with this bully. That kid then reads Harry Potter and stand up for himself like Harry does to Malfoy. Neat!
7. My seventh and final reason why kids should read is because, it sets an example for other kids. I love to read, it makes me sad to think a lot of kids are missing out on the stories that have made such an impact on me. So grab your library card and go book browsing!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Karin September 17, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I love to see my kids read.

# 8 If you are reading, your mom will likely cut you some slack with chores! ’tis true.


First Mate Keira September 18, 2009 at 8:56 am

#9 Reading can be taken anywhere at anytime. You can read at home, at school, on a bus, in line, while waiting, etc. A book is easy to carry and take with you and with a book you can never be bored!


Donna Matthews April 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Reading keeps an individual informed, and can save lives.


First Mate Keira April 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Yes good point. Nonfiction is a great way to learn something.


Clio October 5, 2011 at 3:54 am

I love to read. I enjoy it so much. Most of my friends don’t, but I always have a book in my school bag


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