Why is reading well so important? We all know that reading opens the door to all learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more a child wants to find out.
Why is reading well so important? Reading is the key to unlocking any child's future potential. Research shows that children who read well by 11 do better at school, get better exam results, do better in the workplace and have healthier lives. They're also best placed to give their own children the best start in life.
How can we help our children to become fluent, enthusiastic readers? We can all do something - just ten minutes reading a day with a child makes a huge difference and will help them to fall in love with reading. In a class of 30 children, if we listened to each child read for 10 minutes a day, it would take 5 hours… that is the whole school day! So we need your help!
Will you play your part? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orb6xXPPBKo
Step 1 = Phonics Phonics = the sounds in our language. Watch our sound pronunciation guide.sound pronunciation guide. Now it is your turn to practise…
You can read stories with your child. Relentlessly. Read favourite stories over and over again Read some stories at a higher level than they can read themselves. Practise phonic flashcards and homework sheets. Listen to them reading their take home Phonics storybooks. Watch our storytime at home video.storytime at home
You can practise pronouncing sounds. Remember no ‘fuh’ and ‘luh’! You can order your own pack of Phonic Flashcards so you can practise with your child at home - £4.50 per pack. Please send in the correct money in a labelled envelope.