Buddy loves books. The other night he was having some independent play time and got very quiet. I turned to the Hubs and asked, "Is he okay?" We poke our heads around the corner to where our little guy was playing, and there he sat, contentedly "reading" his books.
For his birthday, he received a plastic basket/bucket-ish container decorated and personalized with his name. I keep books in there and rotate them every so often so he and I have easy access to his books (and so I don't get bored reading the same ones over and over). Buddy loves to pull the books out and look through them. He loves to be read to, but he also will push away from me and "read" them on his own. Sometimes the books are upside down, but he is great at turning the pages and studying the pictures, flipping the flaps and exploring the textures if the books offer the opportunity.
It's the simplest things that make this mama's heart happy.