Reading is the first step to building a strong child -parent relationship. By reading to your child, you send a message that learning and literacy is important. It is the foundation to all academics as children who are read to before school do well in all facets of education. By reading to your young child daily, they learn patterns of speech; critical to language development. They learn how to follow text, develop logic skills, have broader experiences, and longer concentration skills. Plus, reading is fun! Open a book and open your child's world.