First steps towards reading
Please try to find a quiet ten minutes every day to look at a book with your child. The more you read and talk about stories, the more confident your child will feel about handling books. Gradually, he or she will make the connection between the story you read aloud and the printed word.
Children often have favourite stories they want to hear again and again.
After hearing a story several times, they will ‘read’ it themselves, memorising the words.
This is an important step towards becoming a reader, and deserves your praise and encouragement.
Oxford Reading Tree books
At school we follow the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme. The main characters in the scheme are: