A guide to supporting your child’s reading at home

The ability to read is vital. It paves the way to success in school, which can build self confidence and motivate children to set high expectations in life.

Learning to read does not happen all at once. It involves a series of stages that lead, over time, to independent reading and fluency.


You may hear your child’s teacher talk about them becoming a fluent reader. This means they:

  • think of reading as a good thing and does it automatically
  • use a variety of methods to identify words and their meanings
  • can read various kinds of texts and predict events in a story
  • relates the meaning of books to his or her own experience and knowledge, and understands what is new


You can play a leading role in helping your child acquire the reading skills he or she needs to succeed! With the help of parents, children can learn how to read and can practise reading until they can read for their own enjoyment. Then they will have a whole world of information and knowledge at their fingertips!

Please see the posters below to help support your child when reading at home.


Thank you for your time.


Miss Leatherland

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