Why should we read books?

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04/03/2021

Why should we read books?

Today, 4th of March, activities of “World Book Day 2021” is happening in UK, Ireland and Wales. At this special occasion, kids in these countries are given discount coupon to buy books, which encourages them to read and share the reading hobby to each other.

In Vietnam, reading habit is not very popular in society. According to the statistical data from 2017 to 2019 of Vietnam Department of Publication, on average, each Vietnamese only reads 1 book per year. This figure is not worth good values that books bring to us:

  • According to researchers of University of Sussex, with just 6 minutes reading per day, we can reduce 68% of stress. While reading books, we only focus on useful knowledge. The stressful issues will be temporarily forgotten so that we can replenish positive energy.
  • Researches have shown that reading help brain improve memory. While reading, we need to see through and remember chain of data, plot or important information. It creates remembering habit for readers. The more we read, the better our memory improves.
  • Reading book is a healthy entertainment activity which brings to us many benefits. However, Parents and students shall notice these advices when reading books:
    – Choose good books which are suitable for students’ ages and thinking skills.
    – Safe distances for reading books are 30 – 45 cm (adults) and 20 – 25 cm (kids).
    – Read books at comfortable and good lighting places.
  • Hereunder are meaningful and appropriate books for ages and thinking skills of kids:
    1. Sans famille (Without Family) – Hector Malot
    2. Coure – Edomondo De Amicis
    3. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
    4. Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window – Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
    5. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol
    6. Charlie và the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
    7. Little House on the Prairie – Laura Ingalls Wilder
    8. The Adventures of Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi
    9. Watership Down – Rechard Adams
    10. Charlotte and Wilbur – E.B. White

In order to nurture love with books in each student, the “Learn to Read” program is integrated in the educational program of all grades at UTS. Let’s train yourself with reading hobby as a healthy entertainment activity after lessons, UTS-ers!

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