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need for inculcating reading habit in children

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Started: 3/2/2009 Category: Education
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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debate.unique

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I don't think there is any need of inculcating reading habits in children. After all, what is the use? Children only waste their time reading books. And as far as learning a language is concerned, one can even learn it by conversing in it and listening to it. Further, there are many other constructive things that one can do during one's free time. So, I don't think that inculcating the habit of reading books is important......
Logical-Master

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"I don't think there is any need of inculcating reading habits in children."

I beg to differ.

"After all, what is the use? Children only waste their time reading books."

Lets see. Reading any sort of material helps one increase their knowledge of the the subject which they are reading, improves an individuals comprehension abilities, enables one to function well in a civilized society (given that societies in general have a demand on their citizen's being educated . . . and reading is essentially a given), allows one to use most of the resources on the Internet . . . heck, I could go on and on and on; the benefits are nearly limitless. To save time, I shall merely offer a link which goes into detail as to how reading greatly impacts one's life:http://ezinearticles.com...

"and as far as learning a language is concerned, one can even learn it by conversing in it and listening to it."

As pointed out, the ability to read is essential to civilized societies as a large quantity of the information one intakes requires reading.

"Further, there are many other constructive things that one can do during one's free time."

Perhaps, but given the benefits, reading is one of the (if not, then the ) most constructive things which a child can do on their free time.

Ladies and gentleman, CON has failed to provide any compelling reason as to why reading habits should be dismissed entirely. As I've pointed out, without reading skills, one may not even be able to function in a civilized society. What my opponent would have children do is take the path of illiteracy, but I assure you that this is possibly the worst path one can take.

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Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by debate.unique 8 years ago
debate.unique
yeah, there is..........was just searching for some more benefits of reading books.....
i know..my argument was quite weak coz i myself love reading books.....but i've told the reason, just couldn't help it......:D
Posted by zach12 8 years ago
zach12
i read your source and it doesn't seem that the person who wrote it has actually ever read a book. There were so many grammatical mistakes I almost poked my eyes out with a potato.
Posted by Logical-Master 8 years ago
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Is there any reason I was challenged to this debate?
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