It's not news that literacy and art are connected. There are studies that prove this. But you don't need an investment from the government do a small step in this direction. For the cost of a wonderful children's book you can open children's eyes to possibilities of art and improve their literacy skills at the same time.
Though there have been grumblings about new technologies' detrimental effect on more traditional forms of literature, we believe that these media are not mutually exclusive. We can hold on to, and elevate, the things we love about books and still embrace the worlds opened up by more recent developments.