I'm a keen amateur - still in the beginner category. I've "dabbled" for years, but I'm finally devoting the practice time necessary as I attempt to master this art.
As I've been learning card, coin and other genres of magic, I look at my one year old daughter (yes, I know she's too young to get anything out of magic right now), and I realize I have a (previously nonexistent) desire to learn some material that would be suitable for her when she's a little older. Right now, what really amuses her is that sound the "waterfall finish" to my riffle shuffle makes - she actually imitates that!
I'm assuming (from searching here) that somewhere around 3 years old is probably about the youngest age to start enjoying some simple magic.
So that gives me plenty of time to practice!
Can someone with some experience in this field give me some ideas on what I should be learning? I'm really a book-learner, and already have quite an extensive magic library, if that helps.