So instead, I let her host family story time. She picks the book, and we all attempt to sit around and listen to her read. Caleb and Jacob usually build something in the background or pester one another while the story unfolds, and I peek over her shoulder to make sure she's pronouncing things properly while trying to keep Jacob from stepping on the baby. Levi is a pretty captive audience, only because he can't roll away yet, and the fact that he smiles whenever he hears Abby's voice is a pretty big encouragement to our budding reader.
When she's done, if Caleb's been a good listener she'll let him pick out a book for her to read to him. (Abby gets to make the call, and I'm pretty sure this is determined solely based on how many times he didn't interrupt her.)
They've started on Little House in the Big Woods, and when she finishes it, we'll celebrate the completion of her first chapter book that she read all by herself.
That beats Pat the Rat any day.