Get Children Reading
Children who have books in the home and read succeed. They do better at school and the more books they have read, the better they do. When the whole family is involved, it helps raise reading attainment too as children who see the adults in their life reading, read more.
Children who read for pleasure perform significantly better at school than those who read less, reading frequency has a direct link to attainment
Let us help inspire a generation of readers, by asking parents and teachers to get involved in helping our children learn to read and love to read.
Running a Book Club at your school; children sharing stories at bedtime with siblings or parents, all encourage the love of reading
Things to get children reading:
Read every day with children. Children read to from a young age become better readers.
Parents as Reading Role Models
Parents are their children’s first teacher. If children see parents reading, they’ll want to read, too.
Books at Home
If children have books at the home that they read, they do better at school. Give books as gifts; talk about books over dinner; share-a-Story.
Getting the whole family involved raises reading achievement.
Picture books DO boost literacy
High numbers of children have no books of their own, with worrying implications for their future prospects
Children who do not own books are more likely to read below their expected level than children who have books to read and children who don’t own books are less likely to have positive experiences of reading, less likely to do well at school and less likely to be engaged in reading in any form, they are also significantly less likely to read above their expected level than book reading children.
This is not a case of books being irrelevant now technology has superseded printed matter, children with no books of their own are less likely to be sending emails, reading websites or engaging with their peers through the written word on social networking sites. Children who grow up without books and without positive associations around reading are at a disadvantage in today’s world.
Fresh approaches are urgently needed to encourage young people to read more…….BOOK CLUBS….. LIBRARIES……READING CORNERS IN SCHOOLS…MORE BOOKS AT HOME…… WELL STOCKED BOOK STORES….value for money too!!!
Text messages are the most popular thing for children to read outside of class.
Children who read text messages but not fiction books are twice as likely to be below average readers compared to those who also read fiction
It is NOT up to the school to get a child reading. Everyone the child has contact with – parent, uncle, aunt, grandparents – has an active role to play in terms of supporting literacy.
Sch-oolmasters…because every child matters!!!