For some reason, most parents stop reading to their children as soon as they achieve fluency. This makes sense because a child often is so excited to be able to read on their own, they see being read to as a “baby” thing. But if you think about it, there’s something to be said for continuing to read with or to your child. The trick is in knowing how to pick the book or magazine that appeals to them.
Once kids reach about 4th or 5th grade, they either are reading constantly or have put books aside for other interests. From what I observe, the trick to keeping kids engaged with books is to give them something to think about in the books they read. Often the books that will hold their interest are just a bit above their level. So – why not read with your child? You can read a page, then they read a page. This way you get to spend time together and your child has a chance to see that a book that looks hard may not actually be that hard at all.