Families have a lot to gain from reading together. Reading together not only provides valuable family bonding time, it helps your kids become better students and thinkers. And that doesn’t just apply to toddlers and kindergartners. The age when we typically stop reading to our kids parallels the striking drop in reading scores between the fourth and eighth grades. Reading aloud to our tweens and teens addresses a number of the issues that lead to the poor reading scores we see beyond the eighth grade. Learn how reading aloud boosts reading achievement.