Fifth-graders take a break in their day to dive into a story. Reading is an exercise for the mind. It helps students calm down and relax, opening doors of new knowledge to enlighten them, according to the Young Readers Foundation. Children who read grow up to have better cognitive skills. It improves vocabulary, comprehension, develops critical thinking skills, improves memory, and more, the foundation states.
"When students read, they become more open to the world around them, setting them up to be accountable and compassionate lifelong learners,” said Becky Morgan, Half Day Library Media Specialist.