Great  Ways to  Improve Reading Skills
Read aloud to your child. Research has proved that this is the most important thing a parent can do to ensure a child's reading success.
Have your child read to you.
Do shared reading. You read a sentence. Your child reads a sentence.
While in the car have your child read street signs and billboards.
Obtain a library card for your child and check out a book.
Create flash cards for your child's particular needs.
Using magazines, go on a phonics-picture hunt looking for pictures of things that begin with specific activities.
Encourage your child to write stories on a typewriter or computer.
Write notes to your child.
Have your child write letters and thank-you notes to friends and relatives.
** ideas taken from  Parent Magazine.