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Blog Entry: 1st December 2021


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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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