There is no easy solution for kids who don't read, but there are things you can do which require effort, not only on the child’s part, but also on your part. The earlier these actions are taken, the better. Our modern world provides many quick and pleasant distractions for both children and adults. The enjoyment of reading is an acquired skill which requires time and energy.
Due to budget cuts in many American schools, parent monitoring is becoming more important to assure that children have sound, fundamental reading skills. Teachers are still teaching reading, but, with increased class size, the individual attention that some students need is diminishing. Parents who want their children to succeed will have to pick up the slack, especially if no reading specialist is available to them.