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