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Encourage Primary Years

  • Visit the library regularly.
  • Let your child choose their own book from the relevant section and use their own library card
  • Pick books that are at the level your child is able to read, and use newly learned words in interesting sentences.
  • Show your child how much you enjoy reading (even if it’s a newspaper) and let them see you use a dictionary.
  • Talk about the story, using the pictures.
  • Include the characters, the setting and the plot (books don’t need to have words in order to tell a story).
  • Give your child time (10 seconds) to sound out words they don’t recognise straight away.
  • Ask your child to help you write the shopping list and match it to items in the shop.
  • Play fun games with cards (Top Trumps, Pairs, Snap) and encourage your child to read out the rules for favourite games.
  • Take turns to read aloud at story time and be an enthusiastic listener when your child reads aloud to you.
  • Have a special place to keep your books at home and a special time to read them.

Take a book everywhere you go and make up stories as you travel, with each of you adding a new line. 

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