We all know how important books are in the upbringing of a child. They develop a love for reading, comprehension skills and a lifelong friendship with and appreciation for words and language. But many people wonder if books help kids become better problem solvers, and allow them to have a better understanding of other subjects except language? Various studies by educationists have proved that developing the habit of reading in kids not only makes them better at language, but at maths, science, and all other areas of study.
One such study is the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). It is an international comparative study that seeks to find the relation between student performance in school and the amount of books in their homes. In this case, the research was done on Australian primary school students in year four and year six.
The infographic represents the findings of this research in the Australian classrooms, where the results are unsurprisingly, overwhelmingly in favour of books at home and their positive outcome on the students' performance. The research has found that most children with a only a few books at home only get average results in maths and science.
Infographic by: www.teachermagazine.com