I loved to read growing up. And I am fascinated by children's books now and have even grown fond of reading them aloud to my son.
But I have been doing it wrong. I read to him at night, while he's nursing. Till he falls asleep. My premise was, I wanted him to be familiar with the stories am reading. But I read an interview of a storyteller who said that parents should read to a child before saying "Good Night". The child should remain awake all through the reading, otherwise the child might make the association that reading books is to help someone sleep.
I shall remedy it tonight.