Interactive reading builds language and literacy. Story reading fosters language development, story comprehension, and early literacy skills in preschool and into primary grades. Multiple reads of sophisticated storybooks cultivate vocabulary development, content knowledge, and exposure to the complexities of sentence structures and nuances of language. Power up story time by learning strategies to encourage active listening, spark questions, and promote and extend conversations. It is the talk that surrounds the storybook reading that inspires a curiosity about the world and the love of reading!