The best time for a story is anytime. We love to tell stories at our house. We start with a story starter and then each child adds to the plot. We do this in the car in the restaurant and even in a store. We also read to our children every night before bed. I can say the difference between a child who is read to and one who isn’t is apparent in the academic career. The typical child who is read to will excel in school. This is one of the most important things you can do for your child is read to them and with them. I do not care if they read baseball cards or comic books. It really doesn’t matter I have even told parent to turn off the sound on the TV and put on the close captioning. I know that some of you have older children. I suggest reading with them. You should put away your digital devices and grab a book or a magazine. The habit of reading is a great one to have. This is a time when you can connect with your children no matter what age.
These are a couple of my favorite books to read to my children and to have my children read to us.