Goodnight, Tween: Why I’m Still Reading Out Loud to My Kids

My own daughter was nine when a dear friend changed my life one day, casually mentioning that she read aloud to her eleven-year-old daughter every night. Yes, I had been reading to my daughter since she was a baby, through toddlerhood’s picture books and kindergarten’s easy readers, and now into short chapter books before bed at night. But how long would I keep going? Especially now that…