As we all know, reading is a vital skill that all children need to learn, develop and enjoy.
Reading teaches children about the world around them. Through reading, they learn about people, places and events outside their own experience. Reading improves a child's vocabulary, leads to more highly-developed language skills and improves the child's ability to write well.
A child's reading skills are important to their success in school as they will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills. In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative time for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.
'Reading feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure house of wonder and joy for curious young minds.'
I have attached below the link to a website with suggested reading material for each year group. There are so many fantastic books for us to share with our children, including some old favourites and a few new titles that will hopefully grab their attention.
Below 5 years
Magazines and newspapers for children
The above is only a list of suggestions and certainly not the only books available. Reading is very personal and subjective therefore some of the suggested books may be more or less appropriate for your child depending on their likes/ dislikes and level of understanding.
Please make time to read with your child as often as possible because as a child grows up, being able to read not only enables them to discover new facts and to learn at school, but also opens them up to a world of new ideas, stories and opportunities.
Use this link to access a 'Bookfinder' - a useful tool for helping your child choose their next book.
Click here for more information.