Make reading a priority. It helps to set aside a specific time for reading, even if it's just 10 minutes a day. Reading books right before bedtime often works well.
    • Try to find books that match your child's interest. Vary the subject matter of what you read as well. In addition to fiction, you might also read poetry, magazine articles and nonfiction. 
    • Allow for children to ask questions or make comments about the book. You can also take turns reading, if the book is at your child's reading level
    • Don't stop reading to your child once he or she starts reading on their own. When you read to your child, you can read books that are beyond their independent reading level and also build their vocabulary by exposing them to new words.
    • Be a good role model for reading. Let your child see you reading and share your excitement when you read a book of your own