Do you read to your kids?

July 1, 2007 5:23pm CST
When I told my kids school teacher that I read to them every night she asked If I could have a word with the other parents. Is it really that unusually for a father to read to his kids? Our two youngest are eight and nine(nearly ten)years old and I have read to them everynight since they were babies because my mom and sometimes my dad read to me. I liked it so I thought they would too. Now I can't go a night without reading them a story. Even when we go camping I have to take a book to read! They are no more educationaly advanced than the other pupils at their school, just average which is fine by me as I am not a pushy parent, just a proud one. So the question is do any other dads read to their kids and do you think it helps?
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@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
4 Oct 07
my sons and I used to read together every night before they went to sleep that way they could learn some of the words as they went along.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Jul 07
My children are now grown,we had three boys,and I read to them every night that I was home. When I finally gave it up, I suppose my youngest was about ten,there was a real vacuum in my life. They were all reading for themselves then, and I,m happy to say that they read to their kids now. I think it helped my kids,and looking back, I know it was one of the highlights of my life. Yes , Dads should read to their children,- it helps a lot.
@luvcatzzz (208)
• United States
1 Jul 07
i'm not a dad, i'm a mom with a 26 year old son, but what you're doing is WONDERFUL! you're not only spending excellent time with them, you're opening up a whole new world of reading to them! you're the bomb!