1. Read a book with them; they could read aloud to you, or you could read to them.
2. The best part about reading is talking to someone about it! Ask them questions about their book - who is your favourite character, what was the most surprising thing that happened, how could you change the ending?
3. Suggest no screen time for 30 minutes, which can then be used to read quietly. It's a good idea to put devices in another room, so they are not distracting.
4. Suggest reading before bed as a way to relax before sleeping. You can even listen to an audiobook borrowed from the school library online (see below for instructions).
5. This is a great time for your child to read a more challenging classic novel in their home language, to become more familiar with it when they read in in English.
6. Make reading active! There are so many fun activities that can be based around reading - cook a recipe based on your book, create a book trailer, make a comic strip. In fact, you will be doing some in your project on Thursday!
7. Where possible, let them see you reading, and talk to them about it. Reading is a great family activity.
8. Reading non-fiction is also a really important way for your child to develop as a reader. BBC Newsround, CNN 10 and The Learning Network from The New York Times all have quality age-appropriate news items.
9. If you would like a book recommendation, please email Ms Hull or Ms Davis and we can try to help you find something that is already available online.