If your child is tired or not very motivated to read one day then try taking turns so you read a page and then they read a page. This keeps it light hearted and takes the pressure off but they are still doing their reading practise.
Some children like reading to a special teddy or toy to make them more motivated. You can say “teddy can’t read and he would really like to hear you reading so he can learn how to”. Also a super hero reading cape or outfit can turn them into a ‘super’ reader … Dressing up makes everything more fun!
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Joseph Addison
Chat about what is happening in the pictures and encourage your child to think about what might happen next.
If your child is sounding out every single word (which is an important and normal part of early reading) perhaps repeat the sentence in full afterwards so that they can hear the sentence as whole. (They will only do this for a phase and will move on to recognising short simple words in full).
Demonstrate reading in a ‘story voice’ with expression. Children often begin reading with a slightly robotic voice as they are busy concentrating on decoding the words. It can take a while for children to learn to read with expression, but it’s great to hear how a story can be read and children learn well by modelling so the more you read to them the easier it is for them to do this.