I had used 2 of the tips mentioned, especially the one on developing the oral language and surrounding the child with reading material. The former made it easier for him to predict what he was reading and the latter meant he had access to so many types of materials.
I was lucky that I managed to nurture an interest in reading though I read lesser to him these days.
Z’s teacher had also informed us that his reading was much better but he still had problem with blending a few syllabus.
By virtue of the time I spent teaching Z to read, X would fight for my attention to read to him too.
One stone can kill two birds.