The more children read, the better they become. It is important for your child to read everyday for at least 20 minutes. Have your child read out loud to you while you cook dinner or drive them to practice. They can read to younger siblings to practice too! Try making reading fun. Have them read recipes or directions to you.
As children get older, it becomes more difficult to engage them in reading activities outside of school. Try to make it meaningful by finding things relevant to your child. For example, find information about driver's education and then have your child read and discuss the material with you. It will give them much needed information and they may enjoy learning about this.