One of the greatest books I've ever read was The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. I was so inspired and encouraged by this book, this guide to bringing a whole new world into the lives of my children. Since then, many, many children's books have passed through the doors of our home, some so loved that they've been read until their pages have borne the signs of their repeated readings.
Reading aloud to your children is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. It is an opportunity to introduce them to imaginative places, interesting characters and exciting adventures. A child who is read to is surely a child who is loved.
"You may have tangible wealth untold:
Caskets of Jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be-- I had a mother who read to me. --Strickland Gilliland