I received this product from Moms Meet for review purposes, this is 100% my own opinion.
As a former middle school teacher, I can you tell you personally the difference between kids that were read to and kids that were not. Not only was their vocabulary a lot better, but they also showed a better understanding. Children who are read to display a more curious mind and are more willing to ask questions. They learn from a young age that books tell stories and are informative.
Our grandchildren love when Mimi and Poppy read to them. They absorb everything we read. I can tell they listen because they take that information and use it later. Our oldest grandson is really interested in animals right now so we were excited to introduce the National Geographic Kids Leveled Readers to him.
The first thing they do when they come to visit is run find their favorite National Geographic for Kids Leveled Book for us to read. I usually end up reading several of them before their visit is up. They love the vibrant colors and how each book is so interesting. At the end of the book, it recaps what they learned, they love hollering out the answers, they even go to the page to show me they were right.
If you have a little one that loves to learn, or if you want to help them get ahead in school, reading is not only the best way but it will also help make wonderful memories with your little one! I recommend the National Geographic Kids Leveled Reading books. The are very reasonably priced! Their site also has free printables and also some very useful information, games, and videos!!