"I never grew so tall as the day I learned to read. I never heard or saw one thing in life that had never graced the page of some book.
Reading is so much more than the development of intellect or the advancement of scholarly learning. It is nothing less than opening the gateway to one's dreams and revealing passages which can only be travelled by an ability to lose oneself in the dreams of another, enabling one to awaken to the dawn of a new and more pleasant day.
If you truly love your child and want to give them a Christmas present that will stretch their imagination in time, place and culture besides learning how to interweave one idea to another, then buy them a book and sit back and watch them grow.
It has been shown through many studies over the years that parents who read to their children from their earliest of years are those parents who go on to listen to their children read to them. True expanse of knowledge comes when the child eventually finishes up a brainier adult than their parent and first teacher." November 17th, 2014.