Mrs Earp's Top Tips for Reading

Mrs Earp's Top Tips for helping your child to read. 
 
 
Love reading yourself. Have books lying around and read in front of your child. Show them how important it is. Inspire your child to read because you read. 
 
 
Log into Bug Club. It is produced by the same company that produces SATS papers. The on line comprehension questions are brilliant for helping your child with comprehension. 
 
 
At KS 1 Bug Club will read to your child as there is an audio function. If you are not able to read aloud to your child, Bug Club can do it for you. 
 
 
End the day with a cuddle and a book. 
 
 
Learn a short story or a poem off by heart. 
 
 
Read aloud at home often. 
 
 
Read together - a page each. Who makes the book the most exciting to listen to? Who has the most expressive reading aloud voice. 
 
Drop everything and ask your child to tell you about the book that they are reading. 
 
Visit the Book Trust website and consult the Top 100 for great book recommendations. 
 
Listen to audio books at night or in the car. 
 
Search for great words and exciting punctuation together. 
 
Try reading the punctuation. It helps your child to notice that it is there and how it works to benefice the writing. 
 
Check our website and school Twitter account for book recommendations.
 
Visit Taunton Library together OFTEN - it is free and parking at the school is free as well!
 
Read the book reviews at Waterstones or talk to a member of staff there. They are super helpful and are always ready to tell you about books. 
 
Ask for and give books for birthdays and Christmas. 
 
Buy a set of books by the same author so your child can really get to know the style of an author and follow a story line. 
 
Read the book and then watch the film so that you can compare the two. 
 
Subscribe to a child's magazine or newspaper. 
 
Read from The Internet. Visit the Blue Peter or the First News or the Newsround websites to read about current affairs. 
 
Research authors. Encourage your child to be interested in the writer as well as the writing.