"A kid who loves to read will devour the Bible..." - Grace Chong
To celebrate National Children’s Book Day, we asked some of our Hiyas authors to answer two simple questions.
These are the answers of award-winning and best-selling author Grace Chong.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF READING?
Various studies by educators and psychologists have been conducted to find out the advantages of reading to the young. No disadvantages have been recorded, only advantages—and they are countless.
Three of them are:
1. They learn about sounds, words, characters (animals, people, nature), thus developing their imagination, creativity, language skills and fluency.
2. They learn to listen, concentrate, and sit still, which is difficult for this new generation of kids who are given gadgets as “yaya” and see their elders busy on the same.
3. They learn critical thinking (especially if you read to them diverse books)—asking questions, forming opinions—and will be encouraged to enjoy reading, as they grow up, to find answers and new information.
May I add a fourth, and the most important one for me:
A kid who loves to read will devour the Bible, the Book everyone should read.
WHAT’S THE LATEST CHILDREN’S BOOK YOU’VE READ THAT YOU REALLY LIKED?
My son just gave me this pasalubong from Iceland. Quite “timely”