From Books Before Fiveby Dorothy White:
I had the impression as I spoke that Carol would have listened to absolutely anything I said even if it had been poetry in a foreign language. It's as if she does a special kind of listening when you fix your eye on her in ancient-mariner style. Certainly it's a different kind of attention from that which she gives me when I read to her. There is a wide gulf that lies between reciting or telling aloud and reading, like the gulf between reading to one child and reading to fifty.