Read together. (Timely as Book Week approaches)


Reading together fosters a love of literature and encourages curiosity. Your child is never too old to be read to. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of finding out what interests them. Not everybody enjoys fiction. You may need to try out a variety of genres before you find one that really grabs their attention. Don’t discount picture books or graphic novels (comics) just because they are getting older. Explore variety and let them choose the topic.

Reading together is a valuable thing to do. Reading increases your child’s vocabulary, expands your child’s understanding of the world, and gives them confidence when using language. Reading is also an important way to make the link between spoken words and written words.

Mark Kent