|The Little Man "reading" at three months|
Do you know our secret? We read to him pretty much every single day since he was born. That is five years of constant reading to him. When he was a newborn, Hubby read him whatever he was reading. Then we read him Edward Lear, which kept his attention more. I read to him in German, and he laughed and laughed.
We traveled with books on vacation, so he always had his reading time. I read him captions, I read him street signs. Closed captioning is on at all times at home on the TV.
When I read, I sit in the living room so he can see me, reading for pleasure. I read real paper books, which will probably go out of style by the time he is in his teens, but he knows people read and it's normal and good.
I tell him my friends write books. He sees mommy and daddy write lots.
I don't think he's particularly gifted, I just think it has been so encouraged - not by expressing its importance - but by example.