2 There are two types of books you can read with your child: Which books to readThere are two types of books you can read with your child:Books you read to themBedtime storiesBooks the children can read themselvesTip 1 & 2: Make time to share books
3 The children cannot read the words, that’s your job. Bed time storiesNight time story4 – 5 times a week for minsStory time at schoolThese books develop children's vocabulary.The children cannot read the words, that’s your job.The children will develop listening comprehension skills.Reading the same book again and again is very beneficial.You will be modelling good language and reading skills.The children will develop a LOVE for stories & reading
4 What happened in this book? ?????????????? Questions to ask ??????????????What happened in this book?Is the book fact or fiction?What was your favourite part?Which is your favourite character?What did you think will happen next?
5 Adelaide Foundation Stage Library Every Friday after schoolYour chance to take home a story book to share with your child.
6 Books the children read Research has shown that when parents read with their child for minutes, four times a week, their children have much higher reading levels than those who don’t have this experience.
7 Preparing to readHave a regular special time when you read together 1:1 (after tea, at bed time, after breakfast)Turn the TV, radio, Xbox, iPod etc off.Sit with themMake predictions and links to theirown experiences
8 During reading Praise their effort constantly. Ask questions to check their understanding.Play word games.If children sound out make sure that they blend the sounds together to make a real word.
9 PhonicsWe can use these sounds to sound out wordsc a td a ds i t
10 Different types of words Decodable wordsGreen wordsTricky wordsRed wordsThere are words that can be sounded out.These are words that cannot be sounded outonwentmantheIransadnoVIDEO Tip 5: what to do when stuck
11 If they are stuck on a word Don’t tell them the words straight away or they will get used to looking to you for the answer and not bother to apply strategies they know for reading.Pause - give them time to think about itEncourage them to sound out the phonemes (sounds).If they still can’t work out what the word says, then tell them what it is and reward their efforts with praise.Don’t make a fuss about mistakes - we all make them and it’s how we learnIf they are struggling to read lots of the words then the book may be too difficult for them. In this case please see the class teacher - video clipTip 4: Build confidence
12 After readingAlways praise their efforts. Let them know how much progress they are making.Ask questions to reflect, recap and review.What happened in this book?Did you like the book?Was is a happy or sad ending?Did the end of the book surprise you?Developing confidence Tip 7: Convince them they're not stupid!
13 Encouraging reluctant readers The children choose their reading book at school. Therefore they should choose books they want to read.It can take children time (years) to develop reading stamina. Therefore you can take turns reading a page each.Keep it fun, short and sweet is best (10 mins each day is enough)Make it a special time for you both.Let the teachers know if you are struggling to get your child reading.Encourage children to show off their reading to Dad, Granddad, a favourite teacher etc....