Reading with your child is a fun way to spend some time together. Your child will learn from you how to enjoy reading at the same time as it helps them to develop a wider vocabulary and an understanding of writing and spelling.
Their imagination and creativity will grow as you share stories with different settings and characters; they will learn about different places, experiences and how people might feel in different situations.
Have you considered joining to local library? It's free of charge and there's a wide selection of fabulous books - both stories and non-fiction - that can encourage your child to read.
As your child gets a little older, they become more independent and want to read to themselves - this is great news as it shows they are becoming a more confident and fluent reader! A few minutes of reading before bedtime can be a good way of winding down after a busy day.
We encourage our pupils to read regularly as it offers them a wealth of information and experiences; it is such an important skill for life as well as being a wonderful hobby.