Read to your child
Read with your child
Listen to your child read
- Read to your child
It doesn’t matter how old your child is, reading to your child is a fantastic was to support your child’s reading development. Choose a variety of books, picture story books, classic and modern stories
Reading to your child shows your child that you value reading.
Reading to your child demonstrates how to read.
Reading to your child will open up the opportunity for lots of chats.
It is a lovely way to spend time with your child.
If you are not a good reader use the many talking books that are available at bookstores or your local library.
Remember to your child in your home language is fantastic and achieves the purpose of reading to your child.
- Read with your Child
Taking turns to read with your child is a great way to support your child’s reading
Your child will hear some of the more difficult words and can then imitate them when they come to them when it is their turn to read.
When you read together it is a partnership, you each have a turn.
- Listen to your child read
Set your child up for success. Ensure the books/ magazines etc are at an appropriate level for your child. Remember every child reads at a different levels. If you’re not sure ask your child’s teacher to give you some books to read at home.
Choose a time when you and your child are relaxed, make this an enjoyable experience not chore.
Try to avoid jumping in immediately if your child comes to word they are unsure. Give your child a few seconds to try and work the word out.
It doesn’t matter what your child reads, books, magazine, recipes, game instructions.
Look for various ways to share all reading with your child.
Make reading enjoyable.