Kids of all ages love hearing stories. They also love making up their own stories. Tonight, for a quick and easy change of pace, read just half a book/story to your child and challenge him to come up with his own ending for the story. It doesn't matter if it's a new book that you've never read, or an old favorite, your child will (most likely) love coming up with his own sequence of events. More than just fun, this piques children's imagination and keeps them excited about reading. There are literally endless possibilities, and you can take turns coming up with alternate endings. Your child will love hearing what kooky new twist you come up with and will no doubt have critiques on how it could be better. Instead of the Brown Bear seeing the Red Bird, let your 4 year old throw in a pink polk-a-dotted parakeet. Instead of the Three Little Bears scaring Goldilocks when she wakes up, have them invite her to stay for more porridge, fall in love with Baby Bear's neighbor friend who stops by to play and live happily ever after. Whatever you do, make reading an adventure. Make it fun and once your child sees how much fun you're having, he's sure to jump right in!