As a kid, my father would tell me a new story before I fell asleep. I would ask him, when did you read this story? His regular reply was that he went to the library after work. It didn't take me long to realize that he was lying, he would make up a new story every time. They were about elephants and horses and kingdoms and they were always amazing. I guess, that is when I first picked up story telling. Read to your kids, this is my niece, but her father also reads to her.