Read to me
Reading to each other is something I really miss.
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24
I don't read to my children anymore.

Sounds like a dreadful confession, but at their ages (11 and 17) they would rather read to themselves. If it was up to me, though, we would sit around like characters from Jane Austen, reading to each other from amusing books every evening. Does anyone really do that?

I miss reading out loud, and them reading to me. I read to my babies from the day they were born, and the day they could read to me was a happy one.

Anyone want me to read Winnie the Pooh to them? I'll do the voices...

We've got some great reading lists and would love to load some more, so send through your preschool or school's recommended reading lists to and we'll post them.

Or mail us on to tell us what's your favourite read-out-loud book and why, and you could be the winner of a Spud audiobook. Click here to hear an audio clip from the book, read by its author John van Ruit.

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