Reading and Writing Fun Facts

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Reading for 6 minutes a day reduces stress by 68%

Children who have a home library (as little as 20 books) achieve 3 more years of learning than children who don’t.

Read 20 minutes a day and you’ll read 1,800,000 words a year.

Children who read learn 4,000-12,000 words per year.

Kids in classrooms without libraries read 50% less than kids in classrooms with libraries.

If you read just 1 book a day to your child, they will have read 1,825 books by their 5th birthday.

Studies have shown that adults who regularly read are more likely to engage in charity and volunteer work.

Speed reading is proven to preserve eyesight and double recall ability.

Sad statistics. Every fifth adult in the world cannot read or write. Two thirds of all illiterate people in the world are women, and every fourth teenager can’t read beyond the simplest of sentences.

When reading, each of our eyes looks at a different letter 50% of the time.

Author John Steinbeck used up to 60 pencils a day for writing.

When Dr. Seuss suffered writers block he would go into a closet filled with hundreds of hats and try them on until the words came to him.

Neurologists have discovered that the brain activity of professional writers during the writing process is the same as the brain activity of sportsmen during a game.

Openness to change and new experiences makes you a more creative writer.  Artistic activities are very complex, requiring several hemispheres to be simultaneously active, therefore being creative is literally exhausting.

Daydreaming enhances creative thinking and is good for our mental health.

Writing can help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s.