It is sensational to learn to read so you can start a love affair with books.
I have always loved books. I learned to read when I was three years old. I remember my father bringing home a bunch of Dr. Seuss books. I read those books with my mom who taught me to read. I liked turning the pages, seeing the words and pictures. I liked how you could string together bunches of letters and those bunches became an interesting or fun story. As a child, I learned to read just so I could play with my books and do what my teachers asked. As a teenager I learned to read critically, to look for points and themes. In order to pass exams in English class, I had to learn to read for theme, point, and character development. I learned to read to provide pleasing answers for high school teachers and college professors. As a law student, I learned to read for black letter law, facts, issues and holdings. I learned to read to look for ways to apply legal principles to fact patterns in school, on the bar exam and later as a representative for my clients.
As an adult, I learned to read for sheer joy.