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Not to over simplify, but here are two things you can do every night: Read to your child every night. Picture books, chapter books, novels. Let your child see you read - you are your child's biggest influence. Go to the library / bookstore and get them books that they can read fairly easily (only trouble with one or two words per page. A child who struggles to read needs to be practicing at least 20 minutes each night with a book at his or her independent level. Listen to books in the car - there is a lot of great literature now available on CD or on Audibles. Talk to your

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