Don't you love that moment when you get sucked so deep into the words on the page in front of you that the world around you literally seems to fade to grey?
Don't you love that feeling of getting lost in the story playing out in your head?
Don't you love that moment when the book in front of you is no longer just a string of hundreds of sentences running together?
Don't you love that moment when the world playing out in front of your eyes is more real than the one you live in?
Don't you wish for your children to share this miracle and going far beyond being able to string the letters they see into words and sentences?
So why do so many parents – myself included – want more than for their children to be functionally literate? I clearly can’t answer for others, but my key concerns are not directly related to their future earnings capability or my sense of what careers I hope they will follow. Instead, it's all about a sheer sense of wonder.
Here are my reasons.