It is essentially believed that if good habits are incorporated in children since young age then they last for a lifetime or mostly a long time. This is why it is deemed crucially important to give utmost importance to child’s initial year’s upbringing. That is the time when his brain is developing and going through cognitive development. It is rightly said that a nip in the bud at the right time brings about significant results. It is the time to sow the seeds of good and healthy habits which will bear fruits of success in the future.
One of the healthy habits that need to be incorporated in children since a young age is to promote them for writing and reading. Reading and writing are interlinked and one helps the other. When a child starts reading something all his brain muscles and neurons are involved completely. It is said that interpreting a visual involves less brain muscles than the muscles involved in interpreting text. When a child reads, his brain is fully absorbed and starts making connections by involving all his brain cells which works together to help him interpret the text and comprehend it by forming a visual representation of the text. This improves the health of the brain by making it work sharply.
Books open up the mind to new avenues and dimensions. It makes a person live in a world which he does not know exists. It enhances the store of knowledge and improves his learning about life and different things happening around him. The exposure to new things improves writing. Once a brain has stored a certain limit of knowledge, it has a tendency to retain it and make instant connections when he sees another thing like the one he read. This improves his writing skills too.
When a child is faced with an errand of producing a piece of writing, he explores his brain storage and the availability of information and opinions that he read, helps him to write effectively. Therefore, the incorporation of a healthy habit of reading brings manifold benefits, the biggest one of them being writing.
Once this habit is developed, the children do not face any difficulty later in their academic lives when they have to write and produce a lot of writing material like college essays, assignments, term papers, presentations and then even difficult ones like research papers, college thesis and so on. Empowering the children to be creative enough to write their own compelling writings and opening up about their opinions will help them become better writers and better humans too.