Here is a bit of wordly wisdom which I penned that I think we can all agree upon!
A growing child needs a variety of foods to be strong and healthy; but they also require a varied reading diet to stimulate lifelong reading. A daily well- balanced reading diet may be designed using a menu with at least one serving of:
Fruits & Vegetables – Poetry
Soup – Current Events
Fish – Science/Nature
Meat – Biography/History
Dessert – Fiction
Milk – Sports/Hobbies
After-dinner mint – Comics
But what happens when reading does not go down as well as intended? Allow reading deficits to go on for too long and they can manifest into more than a dislike for reading. Not all readers are created equal but like the saying by Maimonides: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. The analogy is that offering reading strategies help readers become better readers.
So, if you want to help someone make sense of the world, give the gift of reading.