helps develop the mind and imagination and the creative side of a person. It helps to improve (vocabulary and spelling) communication both written and spoken. It plays an important part in building a good self-image. It is a function that is necessary in today's society.
Reading has been shown to put our brains into a state similar to meditation, and it brings the same health benefits of deep relaxation and inner calm. Regular readers sleep better, have lower stress levels and higher self-esteem. Choose a book that interests you, spend 15 minutes a day reading.