Supporting Reading at home

A guide to reading.

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How to help at home

Reading at home is one of the most important ways you can support your child. Here are some ways you can help.

· Try to create a relaxed reading atmosphere. Establish a regular time and place to read and ensure the surroundings are as calm as possible. If your child doesn’t feel like reading, offer to read to them instead. Be positive about reading!

· Children don’t have to read with you. It can be very motivating for them to read with siblings, grandparents or friends.

· Talk to your child about the books they are reading. Before reading, challenge your child to be a book detective: look at the book cover and see if they can guess what the book will be about or what type of book it is. As you read together, talk about what is happening in the book, what might…

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