As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 22 years teaching children to read is a vital life skill that I feel very passionate about – as kids who can’t read lack confidence, lack opportunities and are disempowered in all areas of life.
I used to teach Reception aged children for a number of years and still have hugely fond memories of teaching my 35 five year olds to read.
There are many ways to make learning fun but my advice is to read plenty of stories to your child from a very young age, sing nursery rhymes with them and ask your kids open – ended questions about what they read to develop their comprehension and their vocabulary.
My top tip ….. hear your children read little ….. and often.
15 minutes every day is FAR better than an hour once a week !
So I am delighted to tell you that I am now a monthly guest blogger for Magic Town.
Magic Town is a safe fun virtual world for young children where they can read interactive books, play games and download printable activities and it also offers a FREE story every day!
Story Time and Talking to Your Children
By Sue Atkins
Reading is one of the best educational activities you can do with your children. It’s a chance to have lively and fun conversations in a relaxed way. So how do you do it? Whether you are reading printed or digital books, there are certain tips to keep in mind. In fact, MagicTowncan help you learn these skills. Each of the stories, or Livebooks, in Magic Town has four different reading modes which can serve as a guide.
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