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St Anne's Infants' School

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Reach for the Stars

Supporting reading at home

Good readers make good learners.

Children who enjoy reading do well at school and in everything.

 

'If children are confident readers, they will not only do well in reading and writing tasks, they will be able to understand what is being taught in every other subject: science, history, geography and even maths.' (The Book Trust)

 

How can you help?

 

Hear your child read for about ten minutes, as often as possible – every day if you can but aim for at least three  times a week.

 

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Starting off

  • Read in a quiet place - turn the TV off, sit together and encourage your child to hold the book and turn the pages independently.
  • Look at the title, front cover and blurb - talk about what the book might be about.
  • Say "This book is called…It is about…"
  • Before reading a book for the first time, look through the book with your child, talk about what is happening in the pictures, and what might happen at the end. Don’t read it to your child.
  • NOW start reading the book.
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