Reading at Home

Why is reading important?

Good readers make good learners.  Children who enjoy reading, and who think of themselves as readers, are more likely to do well at school.

When we talk about reading, we’re talking about more than story books.  As your child moves up through primary school, he or she will be learning how to read and understand instructions, letters, magazines, information books and even websites.  By Year 3, children are not just learning how to make sense of the words on the page, they are  learning how to make sense of the ideas they are reading about.  Through reading, they are beginning to discover the world around them.  

If children are confident readers, they will not only do well in reading and writing tasks, they will be able to understand what is being taught in every other subject: science, history, geography and even maths. 

                                                                               -The Book Trust