DD2's teacher sent a message home saying that she (six years old) was also a reluctant reader. She didn't have the confidence to try and sound words out.
We started reading two books a night with her (that we read) and talked about them - the characters, what happened etc. I also pulled out the practice-readers (the books that just do one sound and really short words) and asked her to read one of the those every couple of nights (on those nights she would read one practice book and then I would read one picture book).
Finally, I started using Phonics Hero
(a phonics reading and spelling online program) once a week with her, again to mix the learning up so it didn't feel like she was reading and learning to read, just playing a game.
We started this about four months ago and last night her teacher emailed to say that she is going up to the blue books in reading and has seen great improvement!
Good luck and try to remember to make it all as unstressful as possible - don't make it work and she will come around
This post has been edited by 0zeKid: 23/01/2013, 02:59 PM