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BOOKS TO SPARK INTEREST
In the Town
I Can Read!
reading journey will
and writing conﬁdence. A
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beneﬁt from exposure
variety of fun elements,
and activities, plus 250
to patterned rhyming
such as posters, stickers,
stories, which are great
and ﬂashcards, further
free eBooks to download,
fun and form the bedrock
support these skills and
of good phonics teaching.
help to inspire their growing
Also look for stories
love of reading.
which allow you to use a
lively storytelling voice - where it
sounds as though the writer is speaking
the former Children's
to you directly from the page - and
Laureate and author
sound effects, which encourage children
of The Gruffalo,
to interact with the tale. You can also
subvert a well-known story by adding
jokes and misinterpreting pictures to
around the world
make your little one laugh!
with her stories.
TAKE TURNS TOGETHER
Songbirds: My First
Whatever age and level of reading
Reading and Activity Book includes
ﬂuency your child is at, they'll beneﬁt
seven lively and beautifully illustrated
from both reading aloud to you and
tales, alongside linked phonics games,
hearing you read aloud to them.
activities, and a collection of colourful
Reading to an adult is the most
stickers to get children excited about
important thing children in the early
reading for themselves.
stages of learning can do to develop
their word reading, and listening to you
The I Can Read with
read helps to build their understanding
Biff, Chip & Kipper
of sentences, showing them what
pack is perfect for
expressive reading sounds like and
inspiring your child's
nurturing a love of books.
love of reading.
It includes a fun
fact ﬁle all about Biff,
Chip and Kipper and
Read Write Inc's
their friends, with four
series of My
'Level 2 readers' books from the same
Reading & Writing
series. The pack also includes parent
Kits are a great
tips, a poster, and stickers to help make
way of introducing
learning to read fun.
your young child
to reading and
PICK FAVOURITE TOPICS
writing, and they
Switch children on to reading by
are lots of fun, too. Parent handbooks,
using their interests, and seek out books
handwriting workbooks, and levelled
and reading material that link to your
stories all support phonics progress
child's existing passions: magazines
while helping your child develop reading
on science, books about dinosaurs,
Mr Toad: A Race
for Toad Hall
instructions on how to build a model,
eBooks, or even a recipe - focus on
making reading fun and exciting!
RECRUIT A LIBRARIAN
TO THE CAUSE
PLAY BOOK BINGO
Take your child to your nearest library
- it's free and kids love choosing books
of their own. Make a list of the things
that your child is interested in and ask
a librarian for advice on which titles
they think might work.
Remember, if the book your child
chooses is too tricky for them to read
independently, then read it to them
or share the reading - this is a great
way of giving them access to other
interesting content that is above their
own reading level.
Lots of libraries have free storytelling
competitions and events, too, so keep
an eye out for advertisements.
Challenge your child to read six
different types of books over the
holidays: for example, a non-ﬁction book,
a picture book, some poetry, an old
favourite, a graphic novel, or an eBook.
Ticking each 'book bingo' off with a
stamp or sticker can be a very satisfying
thing to do and could help you ﬁnd a
format that really works for your child.
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