First, I have no idea if my question belongs in this forum, but my 2 year old (27 months) has many of the characteristics from all of the gifted checklists and I usually can relate better in this forum rather than in the Toddler forum.
Ever since she was a tiny, tiny infant, my daughter has loved being read to. She begs to be read to over and over again and has an attention span far longer than she should during these times. She could recognize the complete alphabet by 15 months, etc. She'd rather read books than play with toys many times. Suddenly, though, she has stopped wanting to sit in our laps and be read to. Now, all she wants to do is sit beside us with her own book while we have a completely separate book that we are supposed to be reading silently, just like she is "reading" silently. It's like she's wanting family reading time. It's not like she has magically taught herself to read or anything. I miss not reading to her and I know it's good for her. We even brought new books into the house that she had never read, hoping to generating some interest into what they say. She loves the new books, walks around with them, reads them in the grocery cart, sleeps with them, etc., but isn't interesting in us reading them to her.
Has anyone ever gone through this before?