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Reading with your child. Reading together every day and having fun with stories will make your child a more confident reader. Reading games throughout the day. Look for letters and words in the world around you when you are out and about (signs, adverts, food wrappers, etc ) Play I-spy - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Header slide Booktrust, Pearson and Booktime logos plus artwork.</p> <div><p>Booktime is run by Booktrust, the independent charity which empowers people through reading and writing, and Pearson, the worlds leading learning company. Your children received their book packs containing their two books last week, and were now going to share with you some simple games which can work in lots of different locations and with a whole range of books which will support your child with their reading.</p><p>_________________________________________________________________________________</p><p>(The following are suggestions which may help you to engage with your attendees):</p><p>Check attendees children have brought book packs home. Have they read the pack with their child? Have they read the books more than once?</p><p>Show a book pack and ask the attendees if they are aware of the ideas for parents and carers at the back of each book, and it theyve read the parent leaflet? Have they used the activity on the back of the parent leaflet with their child?</p><p>1</p></div> <div><p>Reading with your child</p><p>Reading together every day and having fun with stories will make your child a more confident reader.</p></div> <div><p>A recent *study found that reading with your child is the most important thing you can do to make them a more confident reader. After that, singing songs, telling stories and playing word games are also very helpful, useful, and are fun activities that support your childs reading. Children who are confident readers make much quicker progress at school than those who are not. Finding a few minutes every day to read with your child will make a huge difference and it can be fun!</p><p>_________________________________________________________________________________</p><p>*The study mentioned is from the OECD: www.oecd.org/pisa/letsread </p><p>2</p></div> <div><p>Reading games throughout the day</p><p>Look for letters and words in the world around you when you are out and about (signs, adverts, food wrappers, etc)</p><p>Play I-spy</p><p>Sing songs, recite rhymes and tell stories.</p></div> <div><p>You can read anywhere. Talking is also very important. Talk to your child, ask them about their day, tell them about your day. This could be while youre cooking their tea, bathing them, or on the walk home from school. Say silly things which will spark their imagination if they ask you where their shoes are say something like, I dont know maybe a monster ate them?. Look for words and letters everywhere you go. Spell their name out in the park using sticks or leaves, give them a word and ask them to look at the signs in the high street to find the letters of that word, or other words that start with the same letter. How many of a given letter can they see on their journey to school, the park, the dentist. Make it fun, dont be afraid to make a fool of yourself as this will make the experience more memorable for your child.</p><p>3</p></div> <div><p>Reading</p><p>Read to your child</p><p>Tell your child stories from books, from your childhood or ones that youve made up</p><p>Talk about the books youve read</p><p>Look for rhyming words when you read</p><p>Let your child see you reading.</p></div> <div><p>Read the same book over and over again. </p><p>Read new books. </p><p>Read yourself. </p><p>Read together the same words at the same time. </p><p>Make up stories together. </p><p>When youre talking with your child and telling stories it can be in any language.</p><p>The wider the range of the language you use with your child the more words they will know.</p><p>Dont be afraid to go back and re-read simpler books just for fun books that you once read to your child they can now enjoy reading to you.</p><p>Ask your child questions about the book and the characters what would they do in that situation, how would they feel if etc.</p><p>4</p></div> <div><p>Visit your local library</p><p>Choose books together</p><p>Choose books your child can read to you</p><p>Choose books you can read to your child</p><p>Choose some books for yourself.</p></div> <div><p>A visit to the library can be an exciting after-school or weekend activity. The library is an excellent place to find books to read. The librarians will help you choose books if you ask them to. Like Charlie and Lola youll find books about beetles, bugs and butterflies, chimps and cheetahs and much, much more at the library. Whatever your, or your childs interests, youll be able to find books you enjoy reading. There will be books that are entirely new to you, books from your childhood and books featuring characters you already know and love.</p><p>_________________________________________________________________________________</p><p>(The following are suggestions which may help you to engage with your attendees):</p><p>Give your attendees information about where the local library is, how to join and explain that its free. </p><p>You might even want to invite a librarian to your event.</p><p>5</p></div> <div><p>Read to your child</p><p>Talk to your child</p><p>Let your child see you reading.</p></div> <div><p>Visit the Booktime website for more games and ideas at www.booktime.org.uk</p><p>The Booktime website is filled with resources for you and your child, including book recommendations, rhymes and poems, online games, and the interactive story book of But Excuse me that is My Book, from the Booktime pack. </p><p>6</p></div>