When I was a kid, I loved reading, and I loved listening to my mom read to us. My hope for my kids(!) is that they will share the same love. I think we're on the right track with Thing One, and it must be a good sign that she has recently been spotted "reading" books to her stuffed animals. We look forward to the day when we pick out chapter books and read them together as a family. Oh, the joys of being a bookworm!