Decline in reading - a threat to child development?
This newsletter is aimed at encouraging your child to read. Evidently, from recent research, your role as a parent shows reading to your young child is vital.
A survey last autumn from Nielsen Book Research revealed that while 69% of preschool children were read to daily in 2013, that figure has dropped to just 51%.
19% of parents of three to four-year-olds said “the struggle to find energy at the end of the day” was a factor why they did not read to their young ones, while 16% cited “the child’s preference to do other things”.
The publisher Egmont, which co-funded the research, said the decline correlated with an increase of almost a fifth in the proportion of toddlers watching online video content daily, and warned that the “steep decline” in reading to young children “signalled a significant threat to child development, with potential long-term social impact”.
The sample WORSHEETS in this newsletter will give you some ideas to help your young one with their reading, whatever their age. There are also some very helpful BOOK SUGGESTIONS for you too.
See our Worksheet Finder for hundreds more worksheets. Use Subject: English, English Topics: Reading, with the appropriate age group selected.
Toppsta's Summer Reading Bingo!
Toppsta, the UK’s leading children’s book review community with over 45,000 reviews, has created its very own Summer Reading Bingo! This 12-page pack is free to download and is the perfect resource for keeping primary school children entertained throughout the summer holidays, encouraging them to engage with new and much-loved reads through play...Read on.
Clues when learning to read
This worksheet gives you some ideas for different ways in which you can help your child learn to read by looking for clues in pictures. There are related activities and questions to answer.
Help children enjoy reading
There are some really helpful suggestions on this worksheet that will guide you as you support your child as they learn to read as well as how you can make reading enjoyable for them.
Fiction books and book reviews
Children love fiction books as they are often full of pictures and interesting facts. Use this worksheet to show your child how to find fiction books in the library and how to write a great book review.
Just So Stories
Once your child can read, you want to know that they understand what they are reading and this comprehension worksheet gives you a story and a set of questions to answer which will help your child find the meanings in the given text.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Another comprehension worksheet, this time aimed at key stage 3 and is about The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. It comes with 10 questions for your child to answer
We continually review the best new books published. Shown below are three great books to develop thinking skills. Click on the image to find out more about them.