Reading is important because it is used for all walks of life. If a child does not learn how to read well then the rest of their life is impacted by limiting their options. It hinders them from reaching their full potential. It also minimizes chances of miscommunication throughout life. Miscommunication provides an opportunity for negative path changes in life. Why take the chance. Let's give kids every opportunity that we can to let them achieve their full potential as they are the future.