There’s just not more I can say:read aloud

Reading aloud to children is “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading.”

From Becoming a nation of readers: The report of the Commission on Reading by R.C. Anderson, E.H. Hiebert, J.A. Scott, and I.A.G. Wilkinson, 1985.

The beauty of storybook reading is that young children can learn a multitude of concepts through this one activity.

from Shared Storybook Reading by Helen K. Ezell and Laura M. Justice, 2005.