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For early readers you can help by finding 10 minutes a day to listen to your child read. This will help him/her to develop fluency in reading and begin to talk about the story. Once your child is more fluent, it is important to focus on asking questions to check his/her understanding. Your child should also be picking out unfamiliar words to help develop a wider understanding of language. As you child becomes older and more confident, s/he should take more and more responsibility for his/her own learning.

Oxford Owl has some amazing resources that you can access to help support your child’s reading. On their website you will find how to guides, tips and advice and a whole range of ebooks which can be downloaded or read on a tablet at home. What’s even better – they are all free!