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Teaching children how to read is primarily a teacher’s job, but parents play a valuable role. (Shutterstock)

8 tips to support Grade 1 readers at home

To “warm up” a book, use the K-W-L strategy: Talk with your child about what you both KNOW about the subject, what you WONDER and afterwards, what you’ve LEARNED.
Lack of access to quality reading instruction and early diagnoses and intervention of reading disorders can have significant, long-lasting effects. (Shutterstock)

Reading struggles? Don’t wait to advocate for your child

Early intervention with reading challenges has very high success rates for supporting reading development, but it is much more difficult to improve reading skills in older students.
Reading books with your child means children learn to connect reading with feelings of warmth and sharing. (Shutterstock)

Parents play a key role in fostering children’s love of reading

Early experiences sharing and developing positive connections, language and communication set the stage for home reading to start children on the path to literacy.
Children need to learn how to sound out words they haven’t seen before. from

Why do we need a phonics test for six-year-olds?

Many young children can give the false impression that they are learning to read, when in fact they are mostly guessing words from pictures or context. This test will help to identify these students.
Arial font was as effective as Dyslexie front when the spacing of letters and words were enlarged. from

Spacing of letters, not shape of letters, slightly increases reading speed of those with dyslexia

A new font designed called ‘Dyslexie’ was labelled ‘a breakthrough’ by the media for reportedly being about to help increase the reading speed of those with dyslexia. But does it really work?
Family dinners can whet children’s appetites for reading. Family via

Dinnertime storytelling makes kids voracious readers

Family meals – with lively conversation, storytelling and discussions of books and the tales they contain – feed children’s literacy skills.
A child’s reading progression isn’t based on age, so you need to know what stage your child is up to in order to help them. Shutterstock

Knowing your child’s reading stage and how to help them

A child’s reading progression isn’t based on age, so you need to know what stage your child is up to in order to help them.
Sometimes Fun with Dick and Jane isn’t so fun after all, meaning kids will disengage from reading. Liz West/Flickr

Ditch the home readers – real books are better for your child

As school resumes for the new year, the “home reader” routine for primary school children also recommences. For many parents and children, reading these short texts can be the most agonising part of the…

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