Because when you hold them and give them this attention, they know
you love them!
Because reading to them will encourage them to become readers!
Because children's books today are so good that they are fun for even
Children's book illustrations often rank with the best, giving them a
lifelong feeling for good art.
are one way of passing on your moral values to your children.
Readers should know how to put themselves in another's shoes.
Because, until they learn to read themselves, they will think you are
Because every teacher and librarian they ever encounter will thank you!
Because, for the short space of time, they will stay clean and quiet.
Because it's the sweetest memory they'll ever have!
Because, if you do, they may let "you" read in peace.