I agree, reading should be fun and he will do it in his own sweet time. Make sure there are plenty of good picture books always around the house with very few simple words, buy paperbacks or borrow them from a public library if you live near one. Try pop up books or things like “The very hungry caterpillar”, but in French http://www.amazon.fr/chenille-qui-fait-trous/dp/2871421749/ref=sr_1… , or Maurice Sendak “Where the wild things are” http://www.amazon.fr/Max-Maximonstres-Maurice-Sendak/dp/221101965X/… , you yourself don’t need to be fluent in French to read and enjoy them with him. There’s the Spot books http://www.amazon.fr/est-Spot-mon-petit-chien/dp/2092527827/ref=sr_… which children love, there’s lot’s of repetition which they love too. There are even picture books with no words which create reading readiness, he looks at the pictures and tells the story himself. There are rubbish children’s books too, so if in doubt, got to a children’s librarian, who would be delighted to help or a good bookshop with a picture book section and ask for advice. If you have a younger child perhaps he could read to them, you’ll find that with something like the Spot books, he’ll want it read time after time and will know the words by heart (and may even correct you if you miss a word out) so be able to “read” them to a younger brother or sister - how grown up is that! Hope this helps.