There are lots of reasons why reading is important for children, and as an author, I’ve done extensive research on why it’s so beneficial. This article could be pages long, but hey, nobody reads anything pages long anymore – oh the irony! Reading connects many different areas of the brain. When you read the words on a page your brain develops a picture of the characters in the story engaging the imagination as we translate descriptions, it leads to more highly developed language skills and … [Read more...] about Slow Down! Connect! Read!