This section is full of ideas for helping your child to read and enjoy books. It's for parent's and grown-ups who are willing to find time to share books and stories with their young children.
We all want to help our children with reading but we may not be sure how to go about it. We may think that teachers are the best people to help a child with reading and that parent's shouldn't interfere. But parents can instil a love of reading long before a child goes to school and deepen that love of reading as a child grows up.
- Enjoyment of books is the most important factor when learning to read.
- Sharing books with adults helps children with learning to read.
For some children, learning to read will seem to happen easily and quickly. For others more time and support will be needed. Whatever the case, your help will be a powerful influence over your child's development as a reader. For all children praise, encouragement, reassurance and pleasure are the vital factors towards becoming a confident reader.
The information in this section has been adapted with permission from the publication 'Read with Me' by the Basic Skills Agency