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How can I help my child to be a better reader?

Children who read, and are supported as readers develop strong reading skills and do better at school. We ask that families read with and listen to their child read a minimum of 3 times per week.

There are three important ways to support your child at home to develop a love of reading.

  1. Reading aloud to your child shows them reading is a pleasure, not a chore.
  2. Family Reading Time. Making time to read alongside one another helps develop children's reading stamina and interest. Let them choose what to read and relax together.
  3. Book chats encourage readers to make connections and share their views. Join in with your thoughts too!

Below are some guides that you may find useful. Some are available in other languages.

  • Reading with Children
  • Reading with EYFS
  • Reading with KS1