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Reading at Home

As a parent, you have an important job in supporting and encouraging your child’s learning. Perhaps most of all in helping your child learn to read. When parents are involved in the process of their child learning to read, more progress is made. We know that you will want your child to read so take a look at the pages below, so you can help your child read at home. Reading Together Booklet Please record the books your child has read in their reading records (three entries per week). Reading Records are to be handed in to the teacher every Thursday.

Extra Activities

It may be fun to find a sentence in the book, write out the sentence on a piece of paper, then cut out each word, jumble up the sentence and try to put it back together in the correct order. Choose a word; write the word out on a piece of paper, cut out each letter and the try and put the word back together. More advanced readers may like to write a review about the book read.

Not Just Books

Reading skills can be developed in many other ways than just reading from books. These are all activities that are helpful to develop your child’s reading abilities further.

Reading at Nursery Age

Right from the start, the time you spend reading to your children will make books and stories come alive. Don’t forget board-books and bath-books may be their first books. When children first start Nursery our aim is for them to develop a love of reading and an interest in books.  To encourage this, the children can choose a book to take home each week from our home loan library As your child becomes confident with each letter sound, more sounds are added. Each child has a letter sound book in their reading folder to work on at home. The children who achieve the most success are those whose parents support this work at home. In addition to the letter sounds book, these children will take a “story sack” home each week. Story sacks are a valuable resource, bringing each book to life with an appropriate non-fiction text and a related game Children learn by watching and copying you. Words don’t just belong in a book.

Reading Together

Reading together can be fun for your child, whilst improving their reading ability. Follow these suggestions to make the best out of reading together.

Before you open The Book

When You Open The Book

When you have done this for the first page, move onto the next page and go through these steps again on each page. After every few pages, ask your child to recall what is happening in the story, to ensure they understand what is being read.

When You Have Finished The Book

At the end of the story, ask your child to retell the whole story Ask questions about their experience of the story, such as

Reading Fluently

You can still help your child even when they can read well.

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