Reading is the act of looking at written words in order to make meaning out of it. Alongside listening, writing, and speaking, reading is one of the communication skills. Reading is very important for everyone.
Acquiring the habit of reading makes you a better person. It makes you become mentally-engaged. It also helps to develop your mind, it helps you to better develop the other skills of communication, and so on.
Within the pages of books lie knowledge and information which can only be comprehended and absorbed when read. Furthermore, reading always, keeps you informed and makes available to you a level of knowledge that is capable of keeping you ahead. This makes true the saying that readers are leaders.
It is true that children are the future leaders, however, it is only children who are readers that can become future leaders. Therefore, parents should make efforts to help their children form the habit of reading.