1) Start with your child’s picks. Kids are more likely to read something that interests them. For example, comics or joke books can be a fun pick for your child. A comic book can help kids understand that events take place in order because stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end.
2) Read and reread. Many kids reach for the same books over and over again. That’s not only OK, it’s a good thing! Repetition helps kids learn the text and in time read it with confidence.
3) Read aloud. Reading aloud to your kids helps them build their vocabulary and introduces new facts and ideas.
4) Sometimes electronic books (e-books) can help encourage reading. When your kid becomes interested in a book, regardless of the format, help make connections between the story and your child’s life. Start conversations that build a love of reading and learning.
5)Get help if you’re worried. If you’re concerned about your child’s ability or willingness to read, get help. Talk to your child’s Teacher or doctor. They may be able to suggest ways to help your child become an excited reader.