Many youngsters in Wales are too embarrassed to read aloud in class, according to a new Welsh Government poll.
It says many 7 to 13 year olds said fear of being laughed at was the key reason.
Almost half saying they'd prefer to read on their own in the classroom.
A series of roadshows starts today encouraging parents to get involved.
Watch the report from Mike Griffiths below:
Teachers say support from parents - whether help with homework or simply asking how a pupil's day has gone - can have considerable benefits.
The Welsh Government's Education Begins at Home campaign features a series of community roadshows to offer hints and tips on how families can learn together in a way that's quick, easy and fun.
At one class near Caerphilly, parents are boosting their own reading and writing skills by creating their own book.