I started reading Noah some longer chapter books from The Magic Treehouse series. He is really enjoying them. They are about this brother and sister who find a treehouse that takes them to different places in time. They visit the dinosaurs or the ancient Egyptians or bury pirate treasure or visit a medieval castle.
I told him that by next year, reading would get easier and easier and his reading books would get longer, and he would be reading these chapter books himself. I told him to imagine himself curled up on the couch with one of these books reading the story to himself!
And he thinks about that. He imagines hard.
And he says, "Hey! Reading is something that I could DO! You know, when I'm BORED!!"