The rich experience and interaction that comes from reading aloud develops significant cognitive benefits. Author Jennifer Bryan argues that reading aloud will help your child "to read better, think better, imagine more richly, and become a passionate and lifelong reader." Although there are numerous long-term benefits, Bryan recognizes that the greatest benefit is "The pleasure of spending time with your child and sharing the enjoyment of a good book." The parent is saying two things; I love you and I love reading. We are excited to partner with our parents in immersing our children in a culture of reading both at school and at home. Below are three major benefits to reading aloud as outlined by Jennifer Courtney in her article The Joy of Reading Aloud. You can also find some recommending read aloud books below.