Tip #5: Get some magnetic letters from the dollar store. A set of lower case and capital letters would be best. Then without saying anything to the kids, spell a word on the fridge and leave it there for them to see. Once they figure out the word, put up a new one. Start with really common short words like yes, no, cat, dog, run, play, mom, dad, and so on. Make it a game. Reading ought to be fun!