The I-Read, You-Read Game
Use a book that your child is supposed to be reading for homework, or a book your child has read before, or a book your child has not read before that is at the right level.
For grade 1 and grade 2, use a Frog and Toad or other book by Arnold Lobel, or a favorite
For grade 3, use an Amelia Bedelia or a Fancy Nancy, or anything by Ezra Jack Keats, or a favorite
For grades 4 and 5, use whatever book they are currently reading
a. Child reads a page to you
b. You retell or summarize that page in a sentence (or two) out loud (not in writing)
c. You read a page to the child
d. The child retells or summarizes the page
Keep going until you have read for 20 minutes or until the book is finished, whichever happens first (likelier in the youngest grades to come to the end of the book first!) or until each of you has had as many turns as the child is old.