Reading 9 minutes a day is something that’s doable for children, teens, and adults, while building imagination. Studies have shown that you will become successful when reading to improve your skills and talents, resulting in unique ideas.
The best way to do this is short burst reading, which has been proven to have maximum results. This is why reading at least 9 minutes a day is so valuable.
What are the benefits of reading 9 minutes a day?
“For every year a teenager spends reading on their own, it increases their earning potential.” (Source: Journal of Librarianship and Information Science)
“Reading in short bursts for pleasure makes more difficult reading easier.” (Source: Schoonever/La Brant research test.)
“We write books to make a difference, to spread an idea, to educate…and if the format can’t do that, we should find a new way.” ~ Seth Godin, CEO, International Bestselling Author
Other benefits of reading 9 minutes includes:
- Building reading motivation, confidence, and patience.
- Develop a purpose for reading.
- Makes more difficult reading easier.
- Improve literacy and thinking skills.
- Clarifying and exploring career goals.
- Understanding of historical and current events.
- Development of compassion and empathy.
- The consequences of risky behavior.
- A creative outlet and means of escape. (Stress reliever.)
93% of teens that read 9 minutes a day will have significant advantages over students that do not read for pleasure. The advantages include reading comprehension, critical thinking, punctuation, writing fluency, sentence structure, vocabulary, writing complexity, attitude toward school, and self-esteem, along with advantages in career development.
Sources: K12 Reader, Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, Reading Comprehension Test of Students, Wendelin/Zinck Study, Hooked on Books Experiment Conducted by Fader, McNeil/Fader Research Test, Schoonever/La Brant Research TestApplebee Research Test