I've always loved words and language. I spent many years learning French and German, and to a shorter extent, Japanese. I've love reading classic literature, my favorites being Dickens, the Bronte sisters, and Jane Austen. And my all time favorite game is Scrabble. (Btw- my scrabble arch nemesis is my brother-in-law, Davey.) I also enjoy crossword puzzles, word searches, and anything that scrambles up letters.
I see that love of language in my daughter. Her passion is books, and I love watching her 'read' them. She takes great care to choose out which one she wants to read next. We spent a lot of time reading to her when she was a baby, but when the others came along there was less time for reading, so the boys did not get as much exposure. But we try to make story time very enjoyable and Tim is great with making all the appropriate character voices.