Ram is not an independent reader yet, but I am reading far more advanced books to him than what I did for Hari at this age. I stopped reading to Hari once he started reading on his own, although he lingers and listens when Ram and I read at breakfast. With Ram, I hope to keep up the practice of reading aloud a little longer.
What a joyful experience it is to read with someone, especially a tiny tot with eyes that show expressions of wonder and comprehension. Ram likes to pick a character as we read along and pretend that he is that character. Then we get silly repeating some of the dialogues from the books. Also, how could I miss out on the last opportunity to read all the books that I did not read as a child.