Reading a book together as a family is a fun way to spend time together. It draws the imagination and involves everyone of every age. It is a chance to spend time relaxing and just being together. It is good for small children's laguage development and listening and reading skills. It is a good way for teens to join the family without having to do or say too much. There are a world of many books out there. It can be a virtual field trip to a far away time or place. It can let you visit some place you otherwise could not. It can be informative, connecting, relaxing and just plain fun!