This is a worthwhile piece about the importance of reading quality literature to children. By reading classic, timeless books, I improve my children's comprehension levels while giving them the tools to read, understand, and enjoy classic literature. This is a gift I give my children daily. (Not to mention what it does for me!) Our next read aloud is Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne. By the way, the Real Deal is that my eleven year old independently reads and comprehends these weighty books better than I do, but I'm working on it.
Please read the article here.