Blog Entry: 1st December 2021
Ways to support children to become confident readers:
Children need to be motivated to become active learners.
To develop into confident readers, children need to develop a love of books and reading.
To be able to develop reading skills, young children need to be exposed to lots of books and print, develop a good stock of words and hear and see text at the same time.
Use books in a variety of situations and match them to what your child is doing (e.g. using recipe books when cooking).
Read stories with lots of repetition as your child will like to join in and tell you what is going to happen next.
Point to words as you read them.
Make up voices for the different characters in a story.
When you finish a story, ask your child to tell you what happened. You could draw pictures together or dress up and act it out.
Make books about things your child is interested in by cutting pictures out of magazines together.
Make up stories together
the sillier, the better!
Read poetry and stories that rhyme and pause so your child can say the rhyming words.
Enjoy poems sharing poems and rhymes in general.
Let your child see you reading.
Let your child listen to audio books. You can borrow them from your local library.
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