During the month of May, carve out some reading time for you and your child. If weekly schedules are hectic, set aside some time on the weekend to read. Create a special reading nook in your home or designate a room for reading, such as your child’s room, a pile of pillows on the floor, etc. Read aloud to your child, too. A read aloud helps engage your child in the novel. You can talk about the characters, the setting, and background information of the story. Take turns reading aloud. For a struggling reader, listen to books on tape to develop a positive association with books.