Use the links below to help your child become a reader.
Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out print. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a rich and wide vocabulary. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work as well. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.
As children start to learn to read at school, you can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books, finding out what interests them and helping them to find books that will be engaging and fun for them. Give time to helping them practise reading the books they will bring home from school.
If you know of any good websites please let us know.
Kids ABC Phonics - £1.99 - iPhone, iPad and Android
Phonics Vowels - £1.99 - iPhone, iPad
Phonics Genius - Free - iPad and iPhone.
Read, Write, Phonics - £1.49 - ipad and Android
If you know of any good Apps please let us know.