READING WITH YOUR CHILD
READING AT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD
At school our expectation is that children will read regularly at home with parents and / or family members.
Reading at home can happen in many ways:
- Adults or older children reading aloud to children
- Adults or older children listening to children read
- Discussing the book your child is reading
- Making up stories together.
This information below summarises the importance of reading at home every night and the huge difference it makes to your child’s education.
Reading improves a child’s vocabulary and their writing.
Children who read a little every night make the best progress in school.
WHY CAN’T I SKIP MY READING TONIGHT?
Student “A” reads 20 minutes each day.
This is 3600 minutes in a school year or
1 , 800, 000 words
Student ‘B’ reads 5 minutes each day.
This is 900 minutes in a school year or
Student ‘C’ reads 1 minute each day.
This is 180 minutes in a school year or