"Since I've had a child [there hasn't been a day] that we haven't read to him at night," The Good Wife star tells PEOPLE .

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Updated February 12, 2013 11:00 AM
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Reading is fundamental for Julianna Margulies, especially when it comes to her 5-year-old son Kieran Lindsay.

“Since I’ve had a child [there hasn’t been a day] that we haven’t read to him at night,” The Good Wife star, 46, tells PEOPLE Thursday at an event she hosted for LEGO DUPLO’s Read! Build! Play!

“And if I can’t be there my husband is or the babysitter is. Somebody is always there reading to him before he goes to sleep.”

To that end, weekly library trips have become routine in Margulies’ household.

“We have a great little neighborhood library, so once a week we take seven books out and then we bring them back and switch them,” she explains. “If we don’t go on a Monday, Kieran’s like, ‘Wait — it’s library day.'”

Margulies is continually surprised by what she refers to as her son’s “undying curiosity.”

“Everything is new and exciting, so it makes you look through their eyes and see the world that way. He wakes up 6 a.m. and just starts talking. Everything is interesting. And it can be anything — it can be a shadow on the wall or a prism light that you suddenly see a rainbow coming out of. Every day is a new adventure with him.”

–Shakthi Jothianandan