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.
Go to the library or bookstore with your child and help him select some books on topics he’s interested in. Does he love Clone Wars? Batman? Mysteries? You'll find some good early-reader books centered around lots of kid-favorite characters.