summarizing an article called What Reading Does to Your Mind. Not surprisingly, the author makes the claim that reading:
increases vocabulary more than talking or direct teaching;
substantially boosts general knowledge while decreasing the likelihood that misinformation will be absorbed; and
helps keep our memory and reasoning abilities intact as we age.
This led me to think about the effects of reading to your child. I've seen so self-declared "experts" claim parental involvement does not have that great of an effect on school achievement. I say bullsnort. No surprise that many of the people who make that claim, and the others who pass it on as gospel, are not actually teachers.