All children will experience a variety of reading activities in school. At every occasion when your child reads in school there will be an emphasis on their understanding of what they have read, as well as fluency. It is also important this is encouraged at home. At SMAB children are required to read at least 4 times a week at home.
When hearing your child read it is important to ask them questions about texts as they are reading. Encourage them to look back at the pages of the book to find information.
As a parent, you can play an important role in helping your child learn to read. Research shows that children who are helped at home make better progress in school. Reading with your child can be fun and very rewarding. It also shows that you value his/her efforts. If children enjoy reading, it will benefit their whole education. They are also more likely to carry on reading as adults.