We want to encourage children to read at home. Research shows that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge, a better understanding of other cultures and are more successful in adult life.
Sharing a book with your child allows you to share adventures and experiences in the safe world of the book. It allows you to ask questions, talk about what has happened and decide what you think together.
Please listen to your child read as often as possible and write a comment in their reading record book. Mr. Smith will be monitoring reading and your child’s name will be placed in the Golden Box if they read at home at least five times a week.