Reading to a child on a regular basis benefits her in several ways. Reading increases her knowledge of the world, vocabulary, familiarity with written language, and interest in becoming literate. I encourage you to read to your child at home as well as involving her in activities where reading aloud is incorporated (e.g. Kindermusik, preschool, library storytimes). Did you know that the larger the variety of fluent readers a child hears, the more they learn?