In the Read-Aloud Handbook, Jim Trelease presents the research on reading aloud to children. His findings reveal that for over 25 years, worksheets have not worked. There is no correlation between the number of worksheets a student does in school and how good a reader the child eventually becomes. He presents an enormous amount of research that clearly shows that reading aloud is the best thing parents can do to help their children become avid and strong readers. Reading aloud also helps children improve their vocabulary, spelling, grammar, attention span, comprehension, and listening skills.
This should make you want to grab a book and cuddle with your child. Remember you are investing your time in his future. Enjoy this time together!