Reading aloud to children, from an early age, is a fun thing to do, and creates a bond of emotion and involvement that lasts their whole life through.
My grand-daughter, Alannah, is about 5 1/2 months. Her mother, Kirsten, first read to her when she was three days old. She read her a little Golden Book, 'Baby's Birthday', which was her own very first book. I gifted it to Kirsten on her 30th birthday in 2009.
Alannah already has 35 books on her shelf, some in French which I picked up in Paris last September.