This research is a correlational research that looks for whether there is a significant contribution between rich reading families to the reading ability of children aged 5-6 years in Pembina Kindergarten in Kota Selatan District, Gorontalo City. The results of this study indicate that the development of the ability of children aged 5-6 years in reading can occur due to various aspects, but the most important thing is that the child’s ability is also influenced by how much the child interacts with various readings that are at home as rich families reading. The ability to read children meets the regression equation Y = 9.25 + 0.91X. This shows that every rich family of reading can increase by one unit. The coefficient b = 0.91 is the coefficient of the linear regression line and states the change in the average variable Y for each change in the average variable X by one unit. Data from the analysis in order to test the research hypothesis, obtained the calculation of the reading rich family environment variable with the reading ability variable with the statistical test of the t test, which obtained the t price of 8.76. This test was carried out at a significant level of α = 0.01 or 1%, with the list price of ± 2.771. Thus the price of tcount is greater than the list, this means that the hypothesis that reads: “there is a meaningful relationship between the rich reading environment and the ability to read children aged 5-6 years” is accepted. Thus, rich reading families contribute to the development of children’s reading abilities.
Keywords : environment, reading ability.