Or for any other parents who may be/have been in the same boat.
DS (grade 1) is struggling a little with his reading. I don't think he has any real issues, he just wants to be able to read better than he can and rushes through his reader wildly guessing the words, then gets incredibly frustrated when I get him to stop to figure it out. His reading has stalled at close to where it was at the end of last year (I know they can slip back a bit, but I thought he would be a bit further on than he is)
I think one of the main issues is that he sees the readers as something to just get through as fast as possible. They're so awfully boring as well, I can't hide my hatred of readers from him. I've decided we won't do them at home anymore, and tonight I got him to read a few pages of a book he was actually interested in (Andy Griffiths) instead, and he read really well (for his standard).
Is that a good tactic? And any tips on what else we can do to make reading more enjoyable for him? I can't bring myself to have him read things that are a chore!