I wrote a post today for mom's who breastfeed an infant and my conclusion was that reading to a child at a very, very early age will stimulate interest in that area. You can't begin reading to your child or children too soon. They have to see you read, follow you when you read and then read with you. Most people want their offspring to develop the skills necessary to succeed in life. It is up to the parent to get that interest developed.
Dr Robert E McGinnis
author of many good books