Information for Parents: Reading at Home
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go". – Dr. Seuss
Reading regularly with your child helps them to discover which books, authors and genres they enjoy the most.
There is a growing body of evidence which supports the idea that reading for pleasure has a positive impact on academic achievement. However, evidence suggests that reading for pleasure is an activity that not only impacts on achievement, but also has emotional and social consequences (Clark and Rumbold, 2006).
We know that the demands of everyday life can be great, but finding the time each day to share a book with your child or encouraging them to read could help shape them.
Here are some useful websites full of helpful support and tips for helping your child with their reading:
A resource from Lesley Clarke for parents to learn all about phonics and find out how best to support your child to develop his/her phonics skills and become a better reader and writer.
Ten percent (10%) of the population are dyslexic; 4% severely so. Many of the dyslexic people across the UK, whether adults or children, are unable to fulfil their potential as a large percentage of the population still do not understand what dyslexia is, the difficulties which the condition presents and do not know how best to support them. The British Dyslexia Association website below has some useful resources for parents who wish to find out more.