Love. Love this article, and wholeheartedly agree. It’s not well understood just how time spent with physical play and exploration can prepare the mind for such a complex task as reading. Not memorizing or reciting words or texts, but Reading. Reading for enjoyment, comprehension, information, and all the reasons why we believe reading ability is important for success in life. It’s difficult for traditionalists to trust and believe, especially in our competitive culture where “earlier is better” attitude prevails. Earlier may seem better, but more and more research now shows the fallacy of this approach. Movement is the foundation for reading (and lifelong learning) success.