Set a Good Example
One of the most effective literacy strategies for parents is simply setting a good example. “Kids need to see reading as a desirable activity and see adults reading, too,” Kinney-Haines says. Show your child how valuable reading is by prioritizing your own reading time. Treating a trip to the library as a reward to look forward to instead of an "ugh"-worthy chore will have a positive effect on the way your kid thinks about reading.