My girlfriend and her almost 8 year old son read together before bedtime every night, and sometimes they also read in the mornings.
When I'm over at her place in the evenings that her son is there, I know to keep myself busy for 1/2 or an 1 hour listening to music, doing sudoku or some other kind of puzzle while they are gone reading (although at times they read in the living room).
One of my favorite things is to hear them reading aloud to each other, and the occasional small giggles
or big giggles
happen, and it always makes me smile and feel at peace.
He does not play Playstation or Xbox or anything like that. He'll read in the car. We play Junior Scrabble, Game of Life (which I got him for Christmas
last year and he ALWAYS wants to play it) or Yahtzee together.