We all, or most of us know the key bio facts about former First lady of United States, Michelle Obama. Lawyer, wife to Barack Obama, 2 beautiful kids and fashion icon. But did you know she learnt to read by the age of 4? She then skipped 2 grades at school. Decades later she was ranked Forbes Most Powerful Woman. Reading from 4 years had a role to play. Scientists have proven that early and avid readers are academically and professionally successful in life. Mrs. Obama is proof to our girls that beauty and brains are not exclusively for the privileged. It takes time, effort and some times patience to build a steady bedtime story routine with our little ones or to encourage our older daughters to read independently and often. But it looks like it pays off in the end!