"One daily habit could have a huge impact on your child's success"

I believe it.

We've known for a while that reading to children is a great way to help kids learn how to read for themselves.  

But recent research also suggests that storytime has other benefits as well. Here are four of the main reasons why reading to children — especially when you do it regularly — could be crucial:

UPDATE: link fixed now. Thanks, Jose.

"I’m Too Old for This"

I differ greatly with the author on the specifics, but I really like the general approach.

There is a lot that is annoying, and even terrible, about aging. The creakiness of the body; the drifting of the memory; the reprising of personal history ad nauseam, with only yourself to listen.

But there is also something profoundly liberating about aging: an attitude, one that comes hard won. Only when you hit 60 can you begin to say, with great aplomb: “I’m too old for this.”

(When I worked at a university I occasionally had a reverie that featured the department chairman announcing, "All faculty will be expected to attend this year's meaningless meetngs, except for faculty who've served for 20 or more years and who are simply too old for that shit.")