Reading is the greatest gift you could give a child. Mem Fox wrote a book called "Reading Magic" which I read before having my own child. Her message was so powerful that I made a commitment to read to my son the first day that I brought him home from the hospital, and every day after that. This is such a wonderful tradition in my family, that has created time each day to get lost in a book together. He very quickly began to read on his own because reading was a part of his daily life. He now loves reading! I wish all kids had the opportunity to spend daily time with their families to share in a magical story together!