I often hear people asking, why is reading important? Well, it is important for far too many reasons. But here's a few i would like to highlight for the benefit of our children.
Thirdly, reading develops the imagination which is essential for growing children. TV and computer games have their place, but they are more like amusement. Amusement is non-thinking activities. With reading, a person can go anywhere in the world...or even out of it! They can be an adventurer, or even a dinosaur. The possibilities are endless. Non-readers never experience these joys to the same extent.
I could go on and on but let me just end here for today with the old saying, "The pen is mightier than the sword". Not only has it helped us spread Islam better over the century, it has also helped us develop nations and a better living. Insyallah, in my next post perhaps i will share an Islamic though about reading.