There is a profound connection between engaged reading and life success. Timothy Bates and Stuart Ritchie, at Edinburgh University, conducted a study and have proven the connection between reading well and future job success. They analyzed the relationship between early reading skills at seven and later socio-economic life. Since 1958, they followed more than 17,000 people in England, Scotland and Wales. They showed that reading well at age seven was a key factor in determining whether people went on to get a high-income job.
Listen to Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald’s talk on TEDx regarding the connection between talking/reading to children and their future success.