|Books in a library|
There are many ways learning to read gives you freedom. To sit down to read a book can take you to another world, different states and to other countries. If your life is not the way you want it to be right now reading will help you escape to another place.
Being able to read will help you in school. The best thing any parent can do for their child is to teach them how to read because being able to read will take you so much farther in life.
The most important thing reading and understanding what you read will do for you is to help you find a good job. The one skill you need for most jobs is the ability to read. I like to read for pleasure, but my husband reads for what he learns when he reads. He reads engineering schematics, magazines on ham radio and anything to do with electronics.
Computer engineers, lawyers, bankers, tellers, therapists, doctors, nurses, truck drivers, cooks, secretaries; all of them and more need to be able to read. If you can't read, you're very limited in your choices for making a living.
When I was a kid my grandparents had a library at the top of their stairs that looked something like the one pictured. Only it was right at the top of the stairs, and there was a curtain covering the alcove where the books were. It was my place to go to when I was about eleven or twelve when I needed a book to read.
I hope I have stressed the importance of learning how to read enough that if you have a problem you will get help.