Top Tips For Reading
1. Make books part of your family life!
Always have books around so that you and your children are ready to read whenever there's a chance.
2. Join your local library.
See our Warwickshire Library page for a library near you.
3. Match their interests.
Help them find the right book – it doesn’t matter if it’s fiction, poetry, comic books or non-fiction. See Recommended reading.
4. All reading is good.
Don’t discount non-fiction, comics, graphic novels, magazines and leaflets.
5. Get comfortable!
Snuggle up somewhere warm and cosy with your child, either in bed, on a beanbag or on the sofa, or make sure they have somewhere comfy when reading alone.
6. Ask questions.
To keep them interested in the story, ask your child questions as you read such as, ‘What do you think will happen next?’
7. Read again and again!
Encourage your child to re-read favourite books and poems. Re-reading helps to build up fluency and confidence.
8. Rhyme and repetition.
Books and poems which include rhyme and repetition are great for encouraging your child or children to join in and remember the words.
9. Bedtime stories.
Regularly read with your child or children at bedtime. It’s a great way to end the day and to spend valuable time with your child.
Make sure both of you are relaxed and enjoying the time together, reading should be fun, so try to set some time aside to spend together.