My favorite kid thing of the week:
Books on tape! We discovered this by accident. We started listening to them with our 7 year old when she was about 3 just to kill boredom in the car. She has always loved them and now insists on listening to them everywhere, in the car, while she is playing, swinging, drawing, whatever. And she is reading at about a 7th grade level. I figure it is like having someone read to you all day every day! So give it a try, now the only problem we have is that she has listened to jus about everything our library has!