One of our key focuses for the next academic year is promoting a love of reading for all of our students. 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.
Therefore, we would love for you to encourage your child to read over the summer. We understand some children can be reluctant readers, so below are some tips to help you get your child enthused about reading.
- Make books part of your family life – always have books around so that you and your children are ready to read whenever there’s a chance. This doesn’t have to mean physical books, there are many great online alternatives such as the online library service, where you can download books for free to your computer or the App ‘BorrowBox’ on your phone or tablet.
Visit: https://www2.darlington.gov.uk/web/arena/welcome for more information.
- Match their interests – Help them find the right book. If your child is not sure what type of book they would like to read next, they can take this literary quiz to point them in the right direction.
All reading is good – Don’t discount nonfiction, comics, graphic novels, magazines and leaflets. Reading is reading and it is all good.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more things that you learn, the more places you will go. Dr Seuss
Please look out for more exciting reading opportunities for your child in September!