The extermination of bookworms in the 21st century

When we deal with the question of when we last held a book and really read it through from beginning to end, some people have to think for a long time.

Is reading uncool?

And then there are the avowed bookworms and bookworms among us, who continuously searched readings from all genres. It's actually a shame that the gap between them is widening and it's no secret that the next generation is more on the side of those who refuse to read. But why actually?

From the extinction of the bookworm
From the extinction of bookworms - Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Reading is no longer one of the top 15 favorite pastimes of Germans

Official figures confirm it - book sales alone in Germany have been falling continuously for years and reading itself is no longer one of the most popular leisure activities of people.

And this is not because there is a lack of good authors or the selection of good readings is too small. No, authors from all over the world go to great lengths every day to bring out exciting fantasy stories, exciting dystopias and modern books for young people. So that cannot be the reason for the lack of interest.

Not even thinking about the fact that there is no alternative to stubborn line-by-line reading, we think of the audio books, which are often released just a few months after a book is published.

Is digitalization to blame for change?

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Important for children - reading books

Children should be introduced to books as early as possible. It starts with the first picture books viewed together and reading aloud.

More children's books for our children

When children come to school and learn to read, reading should be stimulated by reading the right children's books.

children's Books
Children's books - image by Sarah Richter on Pixabay

Modern media such as television, computers, DVDs and more cannot replace reading.

Reading and writing are and will remain indispensably important components of social communication.

Reading also introduces children to the subtleties of their own language and the mastery of linguistic diversity.

First reading books for children

Children's books for small readers can stimulate children's imagination and imagination like no other medium. Through books, children not only learn to read, they also discover new things, and they can let themselves be carried away into mysterious fantasy and fairy tale worlds.

Exciting reading books for children should captivate and inspire children. Then they will open themselves to the world of books all by themselves. It is important that a children's book is always adapted to the age and understanding of the child. "Important for children - reading books" read more