With many children going back to school, I see many parents requiring their children to read 20 minutes a day. I find reading important and more exposure can create a better reader. We personally do not require mandated reading time and instead we encourage it. The reason we encourage it instead is because I do not want my children to feel forced to read. We do a ton of reading and read alouds in our homeschool day. Here is why I love read alouds instead of mandated reading. Do you read aloud in your homeschool? Do you require reading in your household?