Reading is all about making meaning from what we read. Readability literally means how easy or difficult a book is for a reader to read and access the meaning.
There are numerous examples of readability formulas and scoring methods that have been developed by literacy researchers around the world and you can read about these on a number of websites but a general rule of thumb you can use at home is as follows:
What is Phonics (the Sounds of Language)
Learning to master phonics is part of your child's development. Phonics is the connection between letters and sounds in our language. Phonemes are the small units of sound that make up a word and graphemes are the way we write the sounds.
Poetry is one of the world’s ancient forms of human communication and was used long before words were ever recorded in written form. Poetry has played an important part in the oral traditions of every race and it was often through poetry that important cultural knowledge was handed from generation to generation. All children can engage with poems actively and enjoyably regardless of their academic achievements and abilities. Engaging your children with poetry makes an essential contribution to the development of their literacy skills and learning about language.