Meredith has wanted to learn to read just like her big brother. I took a few minutes last week to sit down with her to teach her how the letter sounds go together to make words, and she picked it up quickly. She spends a lot of time each day sitting on the couch reading these Bob books (her own choice!)...she loves it. I recorded her reading a new book tonight...this was the first time she had tried to read this one, and I think she did really great! She is one determined and motivated little girl. Oh, and if you listen closely a few minutes in, you'll hear Caleb in the background (he was sitting right next to her) saying "you're doing great at reading, Meredith." Love my kids!