Supporting your child's reading at home
Research has found that early readers need to read about 600 to 1000 words a week to become competent readers!
This is crucial, so lots of reading at home will contribute to your child’s reading mileage; it can be familiar books as well as new ones, comics, magazines, newspapers, the list is endless!!
Familiar books - reading the same book 3-5 times improves a reader's speed, confidence and fluency. It helps them to understand the book, and to read in phrases without using a finger so please try to encourage your child to do this. It may sound a waste of time, and that your child needs to change their book as soon as it is finished but reading a text again really works, especially with early readers.
THIS IS HARD!
Whenever your child is reading KEEP OUT, SAY NOTHING or as little as possible. If they pause, prompt them to work out the word or give them a choice of 2 options one of which is correct or just tell them so that they can move on quickly and the flow of reading is not interrupted.