Children's Authors

Our aim is to inspire a love of reading!

As teachers we are often asked by parents how they can help their child when teaching them to read. Below is a list of common answers…we hope it helps!

Do

Read aloud to your children, whatever their age!

Encourage children to read books again, sometimes lots of times.

Reading other stuff is ok – football programme, comics, recipe books – it’s all reading.

Let them see you as a reader – read magazines, newspapers, books.

Join the library – free books! Buy lots of books – second hand shops are great!

Allow them to use their finger to point if they want to.

Let them say a book is boring – and stop reading it!

Choose a good time to read, with no distractions.

Don’t

Make a child read – it will quickly become a chore and something to be avoided. If a child doesn’t want to read – read to them. This is just as worthwhile. A love of reading is the ultimate aim. Don’t worry – and just keep doing the ‘do’s.