Books are soul food for families. I think us mammas (and daddies!), the ones doing the reading, sometimes forget the why. We talk a lot about bonding with children. And here, right here, is a wondrous manner.
Create that space for the meeting of your minds. We take being able to focus for granted and often forget that it's a skill to be nurtured. So pick up that book, create a routine or go with the flow! Enjoy your child. Celebrate that bond that which is uniquely yours.