How are you doing in helping your child's reading?
Reading together is time well spent
This week we are helping you to encourage your child to read.
Reading helps them to develop in many important ways. It supports their understanding and helps them progress in all school subjects.
Feel you need guidance? Look at BOOK REVIEWS below for the three specially selected books recently reviewed.
Our worksheet suggestions below offer a taster of what is available aimed at different age groups. Make your way over to Best New Books and you are bound to find a host of books that your child will enjoy.
Don't forget our free to enter GIVEAWAYS for a chance to win one of the books or activity sets on offer this month!
The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen is a Rebus story; this short story encourages early reading and comprehension as some words are replaced by pictures. The colourful images make learning to read fun for your child, along with the satisfaction they will get from being able to work out the words.
Thinking About Books
Even once your child is a confident reader, it is important that they are able to understand and process what they have read. This worksheet asks your child to remember the last book that they read and asks a series of questions which really let your child give their own opinion on the text.
Encourage Reading - Non-fiction Books
If your child doesn't show much interest in fiction books then try showing them some non-fiction books, as some children will find fact books more interesting than fiction. This worksheet discusses ideas for non-fiction books covering babies up to young teenagers.
Roald Dahl Activities
This worksheet is based on Roald Dahl stories and gives your child exercises such as writing a short poem in the style of 'Dirty Beasts' and creating your own sweet by using ideas you may have been given from reading 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.
This worksheet is aimed at Key Stage 3 and describes what to include in order to be able to write a good dectective story. It also gives you an excerpt of text with some comprehension questions relating to it.
Should schools start to change what subjects they teach?
The new Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, believes that schools will need to start offering subjects that will give young people better chances of finding work as technology advances. Along with digital skills he also suggests that public speaking skills would be helpful. Read more here...
We continually review the best new books published. Shown below are just three of our recent reviews - ideal for you to help your young one! Click on the image to find out more about them.
If you are looking for book ideas and something out of the ordinary then you are bound to find an exciting solution in our reviews in Gift and Novelty Books which includes over 60 titles - each being interesting and special in their own way.
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