Encouraging a love of books and getting your kids reading eagerly is one of the most important things you can do as a parent.
If your kindergartener or first-grader doesn’t seem interested in reading by himself yet, don’t worry -- kids’ reading skills develop at different speeds. Some children may be plowing through early-reader books in kindergarten or first grade while others may not catch the reading bug till second grade or later.
Experts stress the importance of reading to your child, starting as early as when she’s a baby. Not only is it a great way for you and your child to bond, but it teaches her the love of books and stories.