Mom read to us every day, multiple books. Because we were poor (I didn't know until I was a young teen*), we only had a few books and a smoking library card. I still remember the trips to the library, my brother and me in the wagon she pulled 20+ blocks. I quickly had our favorites memorized, and then I learned to read them myself. She'd change a word here and there, I'd correct her and she'd hand the book to me, "Okay then, Miss Smartypants, read it to me." And I would, silly voices like she did and acting out the parts. I was reading simple books by 2, on a 6th grade level by kindergarten, college level by 6th grade. And all because my mom read to me as much as possible.
Thank you, Mom, for my lifelong love of reading. I love you.
*I realized we didn't have a tv until I was in grade school. All we had were books.