July 24, 2014

Reading at a young age makes you smarter: Children who enjoy books early in life perform better at school during adolescence

*  Scientists tested reading and intelligence levels of 1,890 pairs of twins
*  They did this when the children were aged seven, nine, 10, 12 and 16
*  They found children who had better than average reading skills from age seven also had higher than average verbal reasoning in adolescence
*  Youngsters who could read well also did better in non-verbal tests