What clues does the cover give you about the story?
What is happening on this page?
How do you think that character is feeling? Why?
When have you felt like that?
What do you think will happen next?
Parents who read frequently themselves and/or reads aloud to their kids encourage their kids to read.
As kids get older and start to think about their own identities, they will become interested in their backgrounds. Reading books about their culture can give them a great sense of pride.
Read the same book over and over again. Repetition helps your kids learn. They will be able to predict what will happen and will start to notice different things each time the story is reread.
Place books in easy to reach places so your kids can pick up books from many places inside your home.