Blake loves to look at books. Once he moved into his toddler bed, we began reading to him every night before bed. Typically Richard and I each read him 2 books. I know there are many nights where if it was up to Blake Richard and I would each read him 20 books. He tries very hard to convince us to read one more, and one more and one more on those nights when he just doesn't want to give in and go to bed. Some nights we will give in and read a 5th book, but typically it's 4 and then good night hugs time.
The thing I find funny is on those nights that he struggles to go to sleep and comes out of his room after we've put him down for the night, when you walk him in he will hand you a book. It seems that he already uses books as his wind down get ready for sleep mode.
Last night he was not feeling well, Richard and I were in and out of his room 3 or 4 times between 7pm and 1:30am. (We finally got a dose of Tylenol into him and put Vicks VapoRub on him). The thing I found interesting was pretty much no matter how out of it he was, he often said "book" or "story" while we were in there. He wanted that one more story, one more book before he settled back down.
I love the fact that he loves books. I love that he sees the value of reading before he goes to bed. I just hope he continues to love to read!