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Reading with your child - information parents. Led by Mrs Griffin and Mrs Dancer. What we will cover:. Importance of reading Reading in Key Stage two. Role models Levels The ideal reading environment and reading for pleasure Love reading website Strategies. Importance of reading.

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reading with your child information parents

Reading with your child - information parents

Led by

Mrs Griffin and Mrs Dancer

what we will cover
What we will cover:
  • Importance of reading
  • Reading in Key Stage two.
  • Role models
  • Levels
  • The ideal reading environment and reading for pleasure
  • Love reading website
  • Strategies
importance of reading
Importance of reading
  • Sitting down with a book provides children with a time for quiet and calmness in their busy lives
  • Stories can stimulate  imagination and play
  • Reading provides parents with more opportunities to bond with their children
  • Stories provoke curiosity and discussion
  • Books provides inspiration, thought and reflection
  • Picture books help readers to develop an appreciation for art and writing
  • Reading a variety of books exposes children to a wide range of language features and vocabulary
  • Listening to stories assists in the development of  literacy skills and language development
reading everything
Reading Everything!
  • At this age your children often read lots of different things such as stories, information books, comics, magazines, the internet, newspapers, leaflets and flyers. It is really important that children read all sorts of things. Encourage this and praise your child.
  • Try to make your child feel good about their reading. Praise them when they are reading and let them see that you enjoy reading too.
  • Talk about the main characters in a story. Ask your child who is their favourite. Ask them who they don’t like in the story.
  • Talk about pictures that your child finds interesting.
encouraging children to talk
Encouraging Children to Talk
  • Talk to your child about their favourite television programmes and films. Talk about what happens in them.
  • Ask your child to tell you why they enjoy the film or television programme so much.
  • Make your child the ‘family reader’, ask them to read the TV guide, shopping list... This shows your child that reading is a real life activity.
what your child will read at school
What Your Child Will Read at School

Examples of non-fiction reading






internet sites








TV guides


  • Examples of fiction reading
  • electronic games
  • funny stories
  • romantic stories
  • graphic novels
  • mystery stories
  • adventure stories
  • traditional and fairy tales
  • myths and legends
  • comics
  • poetry
  • fables
  • picture books
  • school stories
the reading record
This is a place where you can record how well your child is reading at home.

It is also a way of communicating to the class teacher any concerns or questions you may have.

The reading record
role models
Role models
  • It is important that you read to your child and are seen reading.
the perfect reading environment
Quiet, calm and focussed!

Make your child aware that this is their reading time.

Enjoy laughing at the funny parts of the story together.

Talk about what is happening in the pictures, this will help your child make sense of the story.

Be enthusiastic when reading with your child, reading should be fun!

The perfect reading environment
reading levels
Reading levels
  • Year 6 – 4B
  • Year 5 – 4C
  • Year 4 -3B/3A
  • Year 3 – 3C/3B