18 June 2018

JS Library

Hello from the Library. I have put together some words that might inspire those of you out there who are not currently reading as much as they could do:

Reading is an active mental process that improves your concentration and focus:

It makes you use your brain, helping you to reason out things which are unfamiliar to you.

Improves your discipline and memory:

Making time to read is something we all feel that we should do, but few of us schedule book reading time every day. But adding book reading to your daily schedule and sticking to it, improves discipline. Reading helps to stretch your memory muscles and requires you to remember details, facts and figures, plot lines, themes and characters.

Builds self-esteem and improves creativity:

The more you read, the more knowledgeable you become and with more knowledge comes more confidence. More confidence builds self-esteem. Reading about the diversity of life and exposing yourself to new ideas and more information helps to develop the creative side of the brain and filters innovation into your thinking process.

Reading improves your vocabulary:

When you are reading books, especially challenging ones, you will probably find yourself exposed to many new words. Challenge yourself to incorporate these new words into your vocabulary (hint: make SURE you are using the word in context in order to avoid embarrassment).

Gives you a glimpse into other cultures and places of the world:

Reading gives you an insight into the diversity of ethnicity of people, their customs and their lifestyles. You will develop insights into cultures, different places and their codes of conduct. Ideally, reading should be split between fiction and nonfiction books. Fiction books for adventure and emotional stimulation, non-fiction books to assist in increasing knowledge.

Now - if you are feeling energised to borrow a book, it's time to visit the Junior School Library to look through the Teacher/Parent Collection and choose a good book to get stuck into.

Warwick Norman
Teacher Librarian