Volunteer to read stories to children of all ages - they love it! Classroom teachers all across this nation are looking for parents to come into a classroom and read a story to the students. Even at the middle school level, kids LOVE to hear a story. The easiest place to read to a child is in your home. This builds a relationship with a child, increases their vocabulary and also helps them to understand how to read in terms of inflection and emphasis of syllables.