That’s Jenna when she first came home from the NICU. We had already instilled such a love of reading that she couldn’t wait to dive into some meatier classics! Hehe!
In all seriousness, reading is an immensely important skill. More than any other single skill, the ability to read – and read well – allows a child to succeed in school, learn about the world, function in society, and someday have decent job options. Kofi Anan said it well when he said:
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”
Go read my guest post at This Blogger Makes Fun of Stuff to find out how you can help build that bridge.