When did you start reading to your kids?
I started reading to my son as soon as we got home from the hospital. Reading helps develop language and vocabulary. Plus, early reading fosters a love of words that will last a lifetime.
We read books that fit my son's attention span. Right now, each page only has a few words. If your child will not stay long enough for that, you can use flash cards and make up mini stories.
BUT... I read when they were tiny tiny.. abc books.. picture books etc..