Supporting your child with reading at home

It has been shown, time and time again, that those children whose parents help with reading make the best progress.  Parents can help with practice, give encouragement and praise, and your child can see that you think reading is important.

Please find below some resources to help support your child with their reading.  The document 'Helping your child to read,' gives advice about the benefits of reading with your child, as well as tips and questions to help develop comprehension.

The school also has available a set of reading bookmarks with targets which accompany each book band.  Please ask your child's teacher if your child has not been issued with one recently. Also find the document attached below.

Reading journals are also a great way to help support your child with reading when they have become a fluent reader.   Keeping a journal gives your child the chance to share their reading with you and the rest of the family at home. In it they can keep a record of their thoughts about a book and respond to it in a variety of creative ways. See the attached 'How to keep a reading journal' attachment for more ideas.  

If your child is at the beginning stages of reading, why not try www.teachyourmonstertoread.com.   It is a free game and will help your child to practise the first stages of reading.  You can create your child's own account and it will adapt to let your child have more practise with the words or sounds they find more difficult.