What are the perks of reading books at an early age?

Vidhya Narayanan's @Quora answer to What are the perks of reading books at an early age? I’m a mother of a 27 month old who is already an avid reader. Her latest obsession is a book called “Alphasaurus” which is the A-Z of Dinosaur names. She now knows, identifies and speaks almost accurately the names [...]