“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success is reading aloud to children.” (“Becoming a Nation of Readers,” a national report by the Commission on Reading.)
Parents often stop reading aloud once their child is able to read on his/her own. Children love to be read to and as they get older they still need a good reader to model the correct way to read and enjoy a book. Children’s listening level is usually not the same as his/her reading level.
Jim Trelease has written the Read Aloud Handbook which is now in its sixth edition. In his book he lists age appropriate books that are recommended to read aloud to your children. Here is an excerpt from the book.