Resuming his royal duties on a visit to Berlin following the March 2 birth of his son Prince Oscar, Sweden's Prince Daniel says he loves reading to his 4-year-old daughter.
"To see the curiosity in my daughter's eyes when a new word pops up – [and hear her ask], 'What does that mean?' Or when a new character or animal appears, 'What is it?' This is true joy."
Adults who read with their children, and whose children observe their parents reading for themselves, improve life for everyone, he said.
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The prince was speaking at the April 11 Berlin opening of the exhibition Fresh Wild & Wonderful – the World of Swedish Children's Books.
Prince Daniel's wife Crown Princess Victoria, mother to both Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, is set to remain on maternity leave until late April.