Reading at Home
Reading at Home – Enjoy!
- Reading is taught and practised in school. Home is also a great place to practise – but in a more informal and relaxed atmosphere.
- Make reading visible; have books available in your home.
- Share books every day.
- Boys need to see that reading is something men do.
- Talk about books.
- Sit and listen – don’t do chores around the reader! Turn the TV off.
- Respect choices – your child is much more likely to become a better reader if they are interested in what they are reading. Comics and special interest magazines are allowed!
Read to your children
- Introduce your children to different types of books; classic fiction, chapter books, short stories, joke books, poetry, non-fiction.
- Read them the book that was your favourite when you were a child.
- Read slowly with expression. Try to use different and funny voices for characters.
- Follow the words and read the story using the pictures to help understanding.
- Talk about what is happening and what might happen next.
- Leave stories on a cliff hanger.
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