Reading leads to creativity

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Reading leads to creativity

Open a book and see where it takes you.

Open a book and see where it takes you.

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Open a book and see where it takes you.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/theocrazzolara/39889902532

https://www.flickr.com/photos/theocrazzolara/39889902532

Open a book and see where it takes you.

Mariela Guerra (PSA), Staff writer

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Reading is something that, as students, we have been doing for years, but it is also something that we adopt as people to do on our own time. From books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle in elementary school to books like Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in high school, reading fiction has been a big component in our education system.

Books have been used to improve reading skills and to develop an understanding of literary techniques used by authors. Reading has more of an impact on our minds than just intelligence; it has a big effect on the creativity that we possess. So many studies have been done, proving that reading does improve our creativity. With so many types of books and pieces of writing to read, an important question arises. How exactly does reading improve our creativity?

We know that reading is a task for our brain, and that it has a lot of positive effects. According to the Creative Market website, reading improves our concentration and exercises our brains. Reading books makes our brain muscles work and requires active engagement. The website also talks about how reading reduces stress which improves sleep, and how it boosts confidence and communication. In terms of creativity, reading books helps improve many different aspects of creativity.

According to the Orange Strokes website, reading books substitutes experiencing, widens our thinking horizon, enables consistent learning, and enhances imagination. Reading helps develop imagination because the brain works to create the new world that we read of in the book. This also allows the mind to experience new events and conflicts by imagining the plot of the story.

Reading also helps people learn consistently, which is important to creativity because it depends a lot on perspectives and contexts that have been learned. Reading also widens one’s thinking horizon which helps develop creativity by giving more possibilities and outcomes to think of.

Reading has many effects on the brain. Since we have been young, books have helped us by creating experiences and developing our imagination regarding the worlds of the books we read. These new experiences help creativity expand. Books never stop benefiting our brains, so it’s important for us to keep reading.

Are you reading? Be sure you are recording the books you’ve read and enjoyed at the website for #FSUSDReadsThis at https://www.fsusd.org/Page/16615.

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