Make reading enjoyable, in a comfortable and quiet environment.
Show that you enjoy reading too – be a good role model.
Choose texts that your child will be interested in for example; non- fiction books about topics they are interested in, instructions for games, recipes or comics. Reading does not have to be limited to school books.
Make reading sessions short but frequent.
Look at the title, author and illustrator.
Read the blurb at the back of the book.
Encourage them to use phonics to build up unknown words.
Talk about the books to encourage them to think about what they are reading.
Make sure they are successful at reading – maybe take turns at reading pages to help
Give them time and support to make corrections when they make mistakes.