I have been reading aloud to my kids since they were little. Now they are big: our oldest completed his junior year of high school, and we are starting to look at colleges. But I continue to read to them!
We just completed my highest ambition, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Yes, the whole thing, Elvish songs and all. How in the world do you follow up an act like that? Why, with the anti-Tolkien: Terry Pratchett.
“Story time” is one of our family rituals. It has been good for:
- Greater English skill
- Exposure to literature
- Exposure to different times and cultures
- Shared laughter
- A bonding “dad thing”
I highly recommend it! Keep it up as long as they will let you.
Do you read to your kids? What have been their favorites?