My 2.5-year-old seems very interested in reading. She loves books, we read to her a lot at her request, and earlier today after reading a book twice I asked her to read it to me (I have a bad cold and talking hurt so I thought that would give my voice a bit of a break) and she enjoyed "reading" it back to me. When she sees letters or is writing with with tub crayons she starts saying the letters that she knows "P R T I" etc. She seems to know that number symbols are numbers, though she doesn't know them (she'll say 2 5 7 usually when she sees numbers).
I'm wondering what sorta things I can do/get that would help a child that's interested in reading. Obviously I don't want to push at all...but she seems like the type that will be reading sooner rather than later. Of course I'm sure it'll be awhile before she would actually READ books, but if there's anything I can do to feed the interest I'd love to have it here for her. She is really young so I really didn't expect to be thinking about this for awhile...but I didn't think she'd be doing huge puzzles yet either!