It is difficult to explain the importance of reading. We do it nearly subconsciously – soup cans, street signs, newspapers, work reports, Facebook posts (yes, that is reading too). We read everything around us. But reading is a learned action, our parents and teachers taught us to read – from pointing out road signs to Green Eggs and Ham we learned to read. Pass this on, read to your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, students, read to everyone.