"Next to hugging your child, reading aloud is probably one of the longest lasting experiences that you can put into your child's life.
You will savor it long after they have grown up.
Reading aloud is important for all the reasons that talking to children is important---
to inspire them, to guide them, to educate them, to bond with them and to communicate our feelings, hopes and fears.
You are giving children a piece of your time."
The Readloud Handbook