A couple of ideas for you - first, go to the bookstore or library and let your child chose his/her own books. Second, find "reading materials" that aren't books, such as the back of cereal boxes, kids' magazines, or comic strips from the newspaper. Sometimes things that aren't books, but still involve reading, are more fun for kids. Third, if you have access to a computer or library with a computer, there are some free websites that combine reading with fun things. Finally, it's helpful to help kids find books that they can successfully read. Often times, kids who are struggling are expected to read things that are too hard. Whenever any of us is expected to do something that's too hard, we tend to not like it.