the single most important thing you can do at this stage to foster your
child’s reading and writing skills is to read to him every single day. A
recent OECD study comparing the role of parents in education in several
countries found that the factor that best predicts better reading
performance when a child is 15 is whether he was read to during his
early years. So read as often as you can to your child, even if just for
20 minutes a day, and do your best to make reading time a fun
experience that both of you enjoy.