Reading Focus

Reading allows us to be transported from our own world to another. Between the pages of a book, we can become immersed in the lives of fictional characters and learn about a culture entirely different from our own. We can also learn new words and phrases, experience a range of emotions, and acquire skills and knowledge.

Because of the learning potential, the effects of reading on child development are vast and multiple studies have highlighted its benefits. As such, teachers and parents are in a great position to ensure reading is a key part of children’s daily routine. We’ll give you some more information as to why this is so important and provide some tips that you can use both in and out of the classroom.

The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health.

Little Wandle Phonics 

Music Federation schools teach phonics using the Little Wandle Scheme. Visit the Little Wandle YouTube page for a comprehensive series of lessons to help your child at home.

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Storybooks and games

Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing.

There are classic children's stories that we think you and your family will love, including Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Lynley Dodd to Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson, along with newer favourites such as Chris Haughton's Oh No, George! and Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall.

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The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun

 

• Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.

• Designed in collaboration with leading academics.

• Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.

• Computer version is 100% free.

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Click the link to enjoy free Audiobooks to share with your child.