Support for reading at home with your children.
I have recently been given some useful resources to support parents with reading at home with your children. We know reading regularly with children can make a massive difference to their progress. But it isn’t always easy to fit it in day-to-day.
Here are some easy ways you can make reading a part of every day:
- Don’t worry about how long you read for. Every minute spent reading makes a bigger difference than you realise!
- Don’t worry about what your kids are reading: recipes, cereal packets, Argos catalogues… It’s all useful! Keep books and other reading materials close by.
- Reading to kids of all ages is helpful. If your little one isn’t reading by themselves yet, read with them.
- Ask lots of questions: Who, what, where, when and why and ask them to summarise when you’ve finished.
Below are some other suggestions from the Education Endowment Fund
Supporting shared reading:
7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home
- Concentrate on reading quality (it isn’t all about reading lots!)
- Ask your child lots of questions.
- Ask your child to make predictions about what they have read.
- Ask your child to summarise what they have read.
- Ask your child to write about what they have read.
- Read and discuss reading with friends or family.
- Maintain motivation to read.
Tips to help when reading aloud