Reading at Home
Reading at home - Information for parents
You can have a huge impact on your child’s reading journey by continuing their practice at home. There are two types of reading book that your child will bring home with them:
A reading practice book
This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it is ‘too easy’; your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading. Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise and celebrate their success! If they cannot read a word, read it to them. After they have finished reading, talk about the book together.
A sharing book
If children are to become lifelong readers, it is essential that they are encouraged to read for pleasure. To help foster a love of reading, children will choose a book to share and enjoy with you at home. Please note, your child is not expected to read this book independently. The book is for you to read to or with your child. Discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters