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Little Wandle: Phonics and Reading

Supporting your child with reading.

Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.

At the end of the week your child will be assigned an e-book. This book will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently. Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.

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Sharing book

In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. The sharing book is a book they have chosen for you to enjoy together.

Your child can choose a sharing book and Library book.  Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together. Above all, the best way to help your child become a successful reader is to share wonderful books with them and encourage their enjoyment.

Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to, or with them. Discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book. The main thing is that you have fun!

Recommended sharing books for Year 1.

 Below are some very useful websites for listening to books or for ideas about how to enjoy sharing books with your child.