A) Helps them bond. Isaak smiles much of the time when Mica reads with him. If it's a harder book Mica reads it. If it's an easy book Isaak reads it. Sometimes they take turns reading pages.
B) Gives them both something to do, while we are busy.
C) Gets Isaak's confidence up with reading. He's doing much better than he did at the beginning of the school year by the way. :)
D) Get's Mica doing something with someone other than himself. Mica has generally been a independent player.
I have to stop what I'm doing sometimes to take pictures. They are just too cute when they read together. They don't always get alone with reading. Mica will say, "Really you don't know how to read that word? Come on Isaak!" Isaak will say, "Mica you just read to me."
Most of the time it's positive though.
Did you like to read when you were little? I have to be honest...I didn't enjoy it until I was in upper elementary school.