Creative Child February 2021 | Page 26


Neuroscientists at Emory University2 found that reading fiction enhances connectivity in the brain and improves brain function . In fact , they detected changes in brain days after reading a novel , so the benefits linger well past when your child closes the book ! Regular reading improves brain function and boosts imagination because as we read , we literally create a new world in our minds . When your child uses their imagination like this , it engages their right brain - their creative mind .