My five-year-old son Isaac has been learning to read, and it's been amazing watching him sound out words, then gradually recognize words based on their appearance alone.
This morning I went to wake him for school, and he was sitting in his closet reading a book to himself. That was the first time I've seen him read for fun. Isaac is a very bright kid, and I know reading will change his life. Maybe someday he'll read this post, but by that time, he'll probably have his own blog :)