Reading programs. The backbone of a child’s early education is developing their reading skills. Being able to read at least at the level of their grade is absolutely crucial. Falling behind at reading will have a large negative impact of a child’s entire schooling. All children develop at different paces, and some can benefit greatly from a little bit of supplemental reading practice and education. Reading programs are wonderful in that situation. These programs can help a child catch up if they’re behind, and can also develop a life-long love of reading. One of the best things about reading programs is that they take reading away from being strictly a classroom activity, a reason many children dislike reading.