Want to help your child learn to read? I talked to Irene Daria, reading teacher extraordinaire and owner of the excellent blog http://www.goodcityliving.com recently, and she gave me some excellent tips:

1) The Explode the Code workbook series. These phonics-based workbooks are fun to work through, and will greatly improve your child’s abilities to sound out words.

2) The Bob books. Easy readers that build kids’ confidence.

Children I know have had great success with these books. Also try the amazing website, starfall.com. On Starfall, children teach themselves AND parents get a break.