Most students will gravitate toward one type of literature due to personal preferences. Try to encourage your child to read different types of books. Go to your local library and ask for some recommendations.
If your child gravitates towards fiction text, try tying in visits to museums or zoos to their reading. If they find something particularly interesting find nonfiction articles or books for them to read on the topic.
Nonfiction texts tend to be more challenging for children to read. Make sure your child is reading an appropriately leveled book for them. You can check this by having them read a page to you out loud. If you’re still not sure ask your child’s teacher for help.
Read a play with your child. There are many children’s plays that you can choose from. Talk with your child about the differences they see in the text.
Poems are great short reads. Read a poem with your child. Talk with your child about the differences they see in the text.