No, my youngest was not a child genius who could read at the tender age of two. She did enjoy looking at picture books at a young age. We actually have a picture somewhere of her laying on the floor looking intently at a book. She would also narrate what was happening in the pictures. I don't know when she actually started reading. I know she would sometimes surprise us by reading signs, labels, or subtitles on movies we were watching. I think she enjoys the power of never really letting on how much she knows.