Reading at Home!
If your child reads to you for 20 minutes, 5 times a week for 6 weeks, your child’s reading age could improve by as much as 9 months!
Your child will develop their reading skills at least once a week in school. We ask that you read with your child 4 times every week and record this in their reading diary. This will support your child in developing their reading but also help them work towards their Reading Awards!
Bronze: Reading at home 4 times a week for 6 weeks
Silver: Reading at home 4 times a week for 12 weeks
Gold: Reading at home 4 times a week for 18 weeks
Platinum: Reading at home 4 times a week for 24 weeks
Special Class Award!: Reading at home 4 times a week for 30 weeks
You might like to try these things when your child brings home a book:
¨ Ask about the book so far. This helps to check that your child has understood it.
¨ Ask if he/she can predict what happens next. It’s fun and is another check on understanding.
¨ Discuss who their favourite character is and why.
¨ Points of general knowledge and interest when shared, might lead to further reading from information books.
¨ Continue to give lots of praise and ask your child which parts they enjoyed most.
¨ Read a wide range of genres and authors and HAVE FUN! J