I have read to both my daughters since they were born. Before they understood the words, before they cared about the pictures, I was reading. My four year old loves our reading time. Whenever she is tired, she grabs a book and climbs into my lap. It is one of my favorite parts of the day. We always read at least one book at bedtime, more if she talks me into it. Sometimes she will say things in a certain voice or use phrasing and I think, "Now where did she learn that?" I should know by now that it is from one of our stories. I love that she asks to go to the library to get new books and then we have ones that we read over and over again. My youngest hears these stories too when she is awake and I know that she will take it all in as well. I hope that they will carry a love of these stories with them as they grow even though their books may be in a different format than mine.