Posted on: March 25, 2014
At Herman Academy, our vision is for all children to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding that will contribute to them becoming motivated and aspirational young. We work tirelessly every single day to ensure that the learning your child has is the best it can be for their stage of development. To this end, we are engaging with the Norfolk Raising Readers Initiative and ask you to share in this with us.
If there’s one thing you as a parent can do at home to improve your child’s life, support the academy and improve the community around them, it’s to make sure they read.
Poor reading is linked to failure in education, poor job prospects and poor health. It’s also linked to crime and social isolation.
In contrast, people who read well are more likely to do well at school, make friends and have a better social life, get a good job, live in better housing, be healthier and live longer.
‘Children who read with their parents every day….gained significantly higher scores in exams sat at 15…the average improvement was found to be the equivalent of six months’ extra schooling compared with children who did not have the same level of encouragement from parents.The study also found that the highest-achieving children still received encouragement from parents well into their teens.’
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Even if you are not a confident reader yourself, you can make sure children in your family are.
If you can spare ten minutes a day to read with a child you can make a huge difference to their development. You don’t have to read a book, you could read a comic, magazine article or a story you have made up yourself.
Here are a few ideas that you could use to liven up story time.
There are some excellent ideas and links to other resources on the Norfolk County Council website.
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