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Help Your Child to Read!

Reading is an important skill for our children to master and parents are definitely the best placed to help their child learn to read.

Here are some suggestions on how you can introduce a reading routine and make this a positive experience for your child.

Help YOUR Child Read!


10 Top Tips for Parents and Carers.


  • Choose a quiet time


  • Make reading enjoyable


  • Read stories that you enjoy reading


  • Praise your child’s efforts


  • Be positive – and patient!


  • Find a regular time to read


  • Give books as presents


  • Visit the Library


  • Don’t restrict reading to only books – choose comics, magazines, information books – even cereal packets make good reading!


  •    Talk about the books you read together
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