Reading aloud is THE ADVERT for reading.
Children need to hear exciting stories that will inspire them to pick up a book.
It is never too early to start reading to children. Research shows that babies, although they do not understand the words, respond to the rhythm and tone of a reader's voice. Over time they learn that the 'special reading voice' is associated with cuddles, closeness and eventually a good story. There is no better way to give a child an introduction to books.
Never! Keep reading to children until they tell you to stop - if that ever happens. Catch them at the dinner table, put a radio story on - anything!
Keep Reading Aloud!