Think about all the things you need to know in order to understand what you read. You need to know letter sounds, how letters combine to form words, and the meaning of words. You need to be able to string the words together into sentences and paragraphs and read them smoothly. You need to be aware of the ways that text is organized.
These are called foundational skills, and they are easy to practice with your child. In only takes a few minutes each day, but practice makes a big difference. Use the topic picker to find a skill to practice today.