Here are some great articles (from KQED.org) on how to help your children to read and encourage reading:
Surprising Tips That Help Kids Learn to Read
Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children
25 Books That Diversify Kids’ Reading Lists This Summer
The 5 Pillars of Reading
This link to the U.S. Department of Education (https://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/read/rb/edlite-slide002.html), that provides a basic and informative slideshow on reading instruction and the "Five Pillars of Reading," NO LONGER WORKS. But here is a helpful inforgraphic describing the "5 Pillars of Reading"