There are many good reasons why parents need to read to their children and encourage them with books and words at an early age, children with literacy problem are more likely to drop out of school, commit a crime or suffer from a life in poverty.Children who struggle to grasp reading in the early years of school are less likely to catch up with the kids who are fluent readers of an early age. I have two young daughters and we read every night at bedtime not because I want them to be a good reader or be good in their class but it's a pleasure we love sharing stories and it's fun for all of us.