As a little girl, I had one favourite book. Bless my parents for reading the Pokey Little Puppy to me a million times! It must have been a bit trying at times but they knew it was motivating me to read and they valued whatever it took to get me reading. As it happened, first reports were I learned to read upside down - never finding a spot side-by side of my parents - butted out by the other children. Once I proved I could do it that way, I learned to read right-side-up. Holiday time is a great time of year to pull out old favourites. Read them over and over....it will help your children be fabulous readers.