Set aside part of a bookcase for your child. Or, you could have him or her help decorate a box to keep things in. Fill it with a variety of reading materials:

  • Look for deals on used books and magazines at tag sales, thrift stores, and book swaps.
  • Also get a library card for your child so he or she can borrow books, magazines, and other materials for free. Get one for yourself, too! Visit together often.