Healy points out that truly gifted early readers are insatiable in their desire to learn to read. They don't have to be taught, and they make instinctive connections with thought and language." (285 - 286) From You Are Your Child's First Teacher.
I read this awhile ago and just never posted it. This book was o.k. I guess some might like it better than others. It had a lot of things in it I was already familiar with, and some of the suggestions of what to do with your child seemed obvious. But I guess that is only because I had such stellar parents. Thanks Mom & Dad!
And on a more recent note, Acorn has started to count. Well, not really, but he's learning the sequence. When Dad counts slowly Acorn will often say what comes next.