Tonight I read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" to Natalie.
It was one of my favorite books as a child (copywrite 1969!). She seems to like it, too.
And by that I mean she sits there quietly and doesn't whine.
I love to read books to Natalie. I want her to love to read, also, and I've read (hehe) that the more words children are exposed to, through either books or speech, the better their vocabulary. Reading should be fun, not hard. It's important to me that my children enjoy (or at least don't hate) to read.