10 Reasons to Read to Your Child

1.  Because when you hold them and give them attention, they know you love them.

2.  Because reading to them will encourage them to be readers.

3.  Because children's books are so good that they are fun even for adults.

4.  Children's books illustrations often rank with the best, giving them a lifelong feeling for art.

5.  Books are one way of passing on moral values to them.  Readers know how to put themselves in others'           shoes.

6.  Because, until they learn to read by themselves, they will think you are magic.

7.  Because every teacher and librarian they will ever encounter will thank you.

8.  Because it's nostalgic.

9.  Because, for that short space of time, they will stay clean and quiet.

10. Because, if you do, they will let you read in peace.