Anaya loves to "read" to herself. She has a blast taking a pile of books to my bedroom and sitting on the bed, loudly "reading" to herself. Recently she invited her friend Aile (that's pronounced like "Ellie") to come join her.
"Can you READ?" Aile asked, wide-eyed. Aile is the same age as Anaya, and though both of them are ardent ABC fans, that's pretty much all they do.
"Well," Anaya acknowledged, "I can't read the WORDS. But I can read!" she assured Aile. "I just read what I WANT the book to say!"