I was so glad that this year Emma received mostly books for her birthday. At two years old she is finally interested in looking at books with me and even letting me read to her a little bit. Mostly we talk about what is happening on the pages of her favorites, and she repeats the words or points out what she knows and sometimes acts out what the characters are doing. Her favorites are Richard Scarry word books and Oh, What a Busy Day. And of course like all kids she loves the backs of the Little Golden books with all the small illustrations of characters that she recognizes. Since she is going through an Elmo obsession (from watching you tube clips) so she points out all the Sesame St. characters saying that they are like Elmo. Its so cute and fascinating to see her interests blossom.