Reading at Home

There are lots of ways you can help your child to enjoy reading and improve their reading. Reading supports them to achieve across all their school subjects and is a great way to relax and to see the world differently.

Here are some tips to support your child’s reading at home…

  • All reading is good reading, whether it’s a book, comic, or newspaper. It’s great for children to see those around them reading and hear you talking about what you’re reading.
  • Reading aloud together is great and not just for younger children. Listen to them read if you can and keep reading to them for as long as they will let you! Building a routine of 10 minutes a day will make a big difference.
  • Read together about something that interests them. There are lots of great books they can borrow from the school library - encourage them to look online at our library catalogue here https://uk.accessit.online/ngh01/#!dashboard.
  • The Oak National Academy has a free book every week which you can listen to or read online, plus interviews with the author https://library.thenational.academy/.
  • You can access lots of different resources to read together on what they are learning at school at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize.