When I was a little kid, I memorized the Star Wars Read-Along audiobook. Even before I could read, I playing the noisy little record over and over and over. My parents had me recite the story from memory as a party trick.
On YouTube, you can watch collector Ryan Alexander play the original record on a classic Fisher-Price record player (pictured).
I still remember that early reading experience so vividly, and I bought an old copy to share with my four-year-old daughter.
You can find MP3 versions of classic Read-Along books online, and we listened to the science fiction epic on our commute this week.
I felt like I was driving a time machine instead of a car, I remembered every single word of the 30-year-old record. There is something so magical about sharing my favorite kid's books with my daughter...