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10 Benefits of Reading


  1. Children who read and share books often get better at reading.
  2. Reading exercises our brain. (Reading strengthens brains connections and builds NEW connections.)
  3. Reading improves concentration.
  4. Reading teaches children about the world around them.
  5. Reading improves vocabulary and language skills. (Children learn new words as they read. It helps them understand how sentences are built.)
  6. Reading develops a child's imagination. (The words they read build pictures in their mind and helps developing an understanding of characters and the world around them.)
  7. Reading helps children to develop understanding of feelings and care for others.
  8. Reading is fun.
  9. Reading is a great way to spend time together. (Reading together on the sofa, bedtime stories and visiting the library are just some ways of spending time together.)
  10. Children who read achieve better in school. (Children who are good readers tend to achieve better across all subjects in school.)




Reading Expectations


A little every day would be great!


Please read your child’s reading book with them at least 3 times a week. Sign the yellow reading record and if possible write a comment. There will be ongoing class challenges and targets to aim for.

Also share the library books, read newspapers or information on an i-pad/electronic device, cookery books etc.

You can never do too much reading practice!


Stories to listen to and enjoy together

The Sheep Pig by Dick King-Smith - Chapter 1

The Iron Man - Chapter 1 by Ted Hughes