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Reading opens up new worlds

Reading opens up new worlds
April 26
17:19 2018


It’s holiday time for students around the country.

Some students had an early break because their schools were badly affected by heavy rain and flooding of TC Josie and TC Keni.

For the damaged schools, Government is working very hard to see they are ready to welcome students back to a safe building that will enable them to return to the important business of learning.

We now have a Government that wants all students to access quality education and it starts with having good school buildings built to withstand Category 5 cyclones.

With students on their first term break parents should be reminded of the Fiji Police Force’s remind­er for them to be aware of where their children are.

Students must enjoy a safe and restful school holi­day.

We must be reminded of the fact that while school has to take a break learning does not.

Parents must make sure their children are engaged and one of the best engagements will be by picking up a book and doing some reading.

Reading helps students build a better vocabulary. An educationist said: “It has been proven that book readers have a richer vocabulary, so for them easier to find the best expression for all that they want to tell others.

“In general, the more you read, the richer your vo­cabulary gets.”

In his address on World Book Day, Attorney-General and Minister for Education Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said: “Books and knowledge are truly one and the same.

“Any book, on any topic, gives us a lens into the world from an author’s perspective and allows us to walk away with a new lesson, a new understanding or a new appreciation for another point of view.

“Some books can pass on practical lessons; knowl­edge you can apply in your job, at home or in your communities.

“Others can tell us stories that inspire us and fire up our imaginations.

“And others still can expose us to new ways of think­ing and lead us to our own new and creative ideas.”

Reading is an incredibly inexpensive hobby that pro­vides so many benefits.

Below are some benefits of reading provided by an educationist

-Children who read often and widely get better at it – After all, practice makes perfect in almost every­thing humans do, and reading is no different.

– Reading exercises our brain – Reading strengthens brain connections and builds new connections.

– Reading improves concentration – If they read of­ten, they will develop the skill to do this for longer.

– Reading teaches children about the world around them – Through reading a variety of books children learn about people, places and events outside of their own experience.

– Reading improves vocabulary and language skills – Children learn new words as they read.

For students take a book and read and enjoy your holiday.



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