With me it is all about books and sharing. I believe that reading to a child is important and possibly the most important thing you will do as a parent. I was a sick child and my grand Mother would read and tell me stories about my family. I learned many things and I remember her stories. Her favorite was my father birth at sea, her father was a Sea Captain. Her sharing with me is one of the joyful memories I have. Today I write, sing and tell stories, not about the sea but of space.
Anything can and does happen in the mind of a child. The bonding done through the simple act of reading or storytelling, is time well spent. What we read and how we read it are memories that will live a lifetime in their hearts. This act also sets the ground work for their school and parenting in days ahead. It can give them self-worth and pride in their family as a unit.