Supporting Reading at Home
- As with anything, performance improves with practice. Encourage your child to read at home. When reading with your child, stop and ask questions to be sure your child comprehends what he/she has read. Make learning a family affair!
- Create a culture of reading in your household by reading with your child, starting a home library, visiting your local library or bookshop on a regular basis, letting your child see you reading, and discussing books that each of you has read.
- Reading with your child, no matter what the child’s age, is an important part of developing a good reader and building a lifelong love of reading and learning.
- Reading nights – an excellent way to get together as a family. The local library has multiple copies of books, so you might try reading the same book as your child and let the discussions commence.
- Speak with your child about the book they are reading. Useful questions to ask – do you like your book? What’s happened so far? What do you think will happen next? Who is your favorite character? Why?
- Search for books with your children at www.arbookfind.co.uk.