Reading is the necessary foundation to education.
It is best fostered by parents reading to their children every day.
Begin early. Even a baby loves the sound of mother's voice and learns from the sounds and the cadences and the structure of the sentences being read long before the words are understood.
Father's voice and sister's voice and brother's voice and aunt's voice and uncle's voice and grandmother's and grandfather's are also learned and loved. Get the whole family reading to baby! Everyone will benefit.