One of the best ways you can increase your child's confidence in reading, and help them foster a love of books, is to use stories that are easy to read.
War and Peace can wait. We need not wander The Wasteland just yet. Like Leviticus -- which is so often abandoned in Sunday School and Bible Story books in favor of the Gospels or one of the Old Testament histories filled with vivid accounts of lives -- it's okay to put some texts on the "read later" list. Leviticus is actually a fascinating study, offering incredible links to Christ and the weeks leading up to and following His crucifixion. But it's not something your 6-year old is likely to appreciate as much as the more iconic passages of Scripture. That's okay.*
As your children begin reading, offer them books that are slightly below their reading level. Like while participating in a sport, it's best to wait until the competitions to push yourself to the maximum. Like practicing music, start with scales and accessible tunes. So here, read easy books. That's one of the foundations to how Sonlight approaches Readers.
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* Truth be told, I've never read either War and Peace or The Wasteland. But I have read Leviticus. Granted, I didn't get excited about it until after I'd attended a seminar on the book; lacking cultural context made the list of regulations dull and disconnected.