"The difference between being raised in a bookless home compared to being raised in a home with a 500-book library has as great an effect on the level of education a child will attain as having parents who are barely literate compared to having parents who have a university education. The library or university factor can propel a child 3.2 years further in education, on average, according to a 20-year study led by Mariah Evans of the University of Nevada. The study appears in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility."
All the more reason to surround yourself and your family with book, magazines and journals. What an easy way to improve your child's success in school. Providing a print-rich environment and modeling various reading behaviors for your children can have a huge impact.