Children’s classes. Teaching kids to read often starts at home before getting to school. However, not all parents are born teachers. Many people can choose to give their children help through reading classes. These classes can be offered after school, through churches, community groups or from tutors. Children’s classes typically work on getting a child to understand the basics. They are taught to sound out words. From there, they can learn more about the tricky behavior of the English language. Most children’s classes start with a teacher reading, and then going around to each of the students to help them as they have issues. Worksheets are typically used to help ensure some comprehension.