Read some traditional tales with, and to your child.
*Talking about the characters. Who are the good characters? Why? Who are the bad characters? Why?
* Explaining the meaning of unknown words or punctuation (such as " " and !)
*Exploring using expression when reading aloud.
*Encouraging your child to join in with repetitive parts of the story, such as "I'll huff and I'll puff and blow your house down" and "What big eyes you have!"
*Asking your child to recall/retell the story.