Without doubt, reading with children spells success for early literacy.  Putting a few simple strategies into action will make a significant difference in helping children develop into good readers and writers.  
    Through reading aloud, providing print materials, and promoting positive attitudes about reading and writing, you can have a powerful impact on children's literacy and learning.
    Here are some strategies for creating strong readers: 
    *Invite your child to read everyday.
    *Read your child's favorite book everyday.
    *Read many stories with rhyming words and lines that repeat.  Invite your child to join in on these parts.  Point, word for word, as he or she reads along with you.
    *Stop and ask a what is happening in the story.
    *Read from a variety of children's books, including fairy tales, song books, poems, and information books.
    *Take children's books and writing materials with you whenever you leave home.  This gives your child fun activities to entertain and occupy him/her while traveling and going to the doctor's office or other appointments.
    *Have your child read to YOU!  Children love to read to people.
    *My final tip:  READ, READ, READ!!!