If you read a book today, you might be preserving your memory when you are old. A study from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that reading any type of literature works to stimulate the brain and that stimulation will help you with your memory when you are old.
That number seems so low to me, but would probably seem like a good 'target' goal for my hubby.
The Pew Research Center says, on average, Americans read 5 books per year. 69% read at least one printed book, 28% have read an e-book and 14% have listened to audiobooks.
Today is famous American author and illustrator Maurice Sendak's 85th birthday, and Google is celebrating with an animated Google Doodle featuring characters from several of Sendak's children's books. Maurice Sendak is most well known for his book 'Where The Wild Things Are,' which was first published in 1963 and has since sold over 19 million copies worldwide as of 2009...
Reading to a child is essential to their growth, and most children's books address similar topics of sharing, accepting who you are and eating your vegetables. We found some gems from the children's literature department, though, that made us pause and say WHAT?!?!