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How to keep the momentum going during the summer term!

Wednesday 19th April 2023

The summer term is notoriously chaotic – sports day, summer productions and assessments, you name it, its crammed in!

So, we thought we’d compile our list of top tips to help your little ones continue to enjoy their reading at home, during this busy time.

• You might find the usual reading routine goes out the window – but finding just 10 minutes a day to enjoy reading together can keep the momentum going.
• Remember, bedtime may not be the best time for every child to read as they will be tired – however listening to a bedtime story is still a hugely beneficial part of their reading journey!
• Inspiring books – having access to a variety of fiction and non-fiction in a range of topics, can really boost your child’s confidence.
• Phonics - whilst phonics is an important tool in learning to read, it is part of a much bigger picture. The most important thing is to encourage a love of books and reading for pleasure.
• Reading aloud – This is key to any reading journey, reluctant readers in particular can really help to maintain interest in books and aid with focus. Allowing time to discuss what you are reading helps to develop critical thinking skills.
• Make time for reading yourself - and let your children see you. Research shows that the impact of parents’ reading, has a huge positive impact on children’s reading.

Enjoy the last term – and get into good habits now, to help keep the reading going throughout the summer holidays!

For any reading advice or guidance please don’t hesitate to get in touch

 

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