A few people have asked how I get my kids to read early. I hope you really want an answer, because here's the technique.
I start with the letter O. We just look for O's everywhere. Zero's count and so do circles. Once they have that down, I start with the first letter of their first name. After that, I usually move through the letters of their name. So with my oldest, Emma, I taught her E, then M, then A. Next get index cards and write the child's name, Mom, Dad and maybe Baby.
Periodically (at least once a week) get the cards out and review with the child. Add more flash cards as he/she is ready. You can even let them pick. Just ask, what word do you want to learn. It's good to also read alphabet books, focusing on the sounds the letters make. Before you know it, your child will be sounding out words on their own.
The most important thing is just to keep it a no pressure, fun environment. The more fun learning is, the more they want to do it!