Your child should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes per day to build their reading abilities. Often, your child’s teacher will make this a requirement for homework. Although having your child read silently is important, this article shares benefits of “mixing it up” and having them read aloud to you. Some children love reading aloud, and will especially enjoy the opportunity to read to their caregiver. Others may not, so you may want to ease them into the idea by alternating who reads the page aloud: you read one, he/she reads one, and so on.