Let's Read

WHY is reading so important?

Exercise for your mind, expands your imagination and broadens your vocabulary - just some of the reasons reading is such an important skill.

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

Frederick Douglass

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."

Emilie Buchwald

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island."

Walt Disney

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."

Margaret Fuller

WHO should read?

EVERYONE - Read to yourself, to your family, to your friends, read quietly or loudly. However you read - enjoy!

WHERE should you read?

ANYWHERE!

WHAT should you read?

Anything as long as you enjoy it!

Non-Fiction

These are books that help you to maybe find out new things or extend your existing knowledge.  Have a look in the contents at the front to take you directly to the page or use the index to find the meaning of words or phrases.

Fiction

Takes you off to a make believe time and place.

Remember you can read lots of things not just books!

  • Instructions
  • Magazines
  • Comics
  • Brochures
  • Labels
  • Signs
  • Newspapers

HOW should you read?

That's completely up to you and individual choice.

It's always nice to share a story, may that be at bedtime, with an adult reading to you, or reading to yourself.  Find something that captivates you and helps your imagination to grow.

Why, Who, Where, What or How you read doesn't matter - just enjoy it.  It should be a pleasure.

If you would like more information on reading, please speak to your child's class teacher.

 

 

Some Children's Authors we like in school.

Michael Morgurgo

Roald Dahl

David Walliams

Enid Blyton

J K Rowling

Jaqueline Wilson