Reading is probably the most important skill that your child will learn in primary school. It opens up a whole new world of learning and imagination. The more you help your child at home, the easier they will find it to develop this vital skill.
Here some pointers on the best ways to support and encourage your child as they learn to read.
|Look at the cover together and talk about the book. What do you think this book is about? Have you read one like this before?||Find clues in the pictures as to the meaning of the words.|
|You could give them the first sound to help them or read the word for them if that helps the flow!||Let your child guess if they are nearly right or it makes sense let them go on with the story!|
|Ask your child to tell you about the book they have just read. What do you think is going to happen next?||Draw a picture about your favourite part of the book. Is it the setting or the character?|
|Is your book fiction or non-fiction? What have you learnt? Make a model about your book.||Have you read another book by this author? Why?|
Make time for reading!
Make it fun!
Praise your child for getting it right!
Reading is important so have a look at some of the new books and see if one of them interests you.
Why not try one of the books on the list. Try reading in a different place at home, in the garden, why not read to an older or younger sibling?