Being avid readers ourselves, my wife and I felt this was a good idea. We read to him daily, both before he was born and after. Now, at 16 months, it is firmly a part of his daily routine.
However, I'm starting to wonder if it is perhaps too much of a part of his routine.
The first thing he does in the morning after eating is to ask for a book. He wants us to read to him constantly. While he does play with his other toys, books are his clear favorite. Its not uncommon for him to ask that the same book be read to him 7 or 8 times in a row.
He gets plenty of physical exercise, and I don't believe he spends too much time reading during daycare on the weekdays, but it seems like as much as 50% of our direct interaction with him may involve reading to him.
Beyond our own patience and tolerance, is there a point at which we should say "no more books; go and play with your other toys"? Can too much focus on books interfere with his development of other skills? If so, how do you tell when you are reaching that point?