Reading Activities

Sunday 06 March 2011

Here are some ideas when reading with your child:

1. Introduce the book.

2. Look at the front cover illustration and ask your child to predict what the book is about.

3. Ask questions eg “What can we see on the front cover?”

4. Look through the book at the illustrations.

5. Read the blurb – the description on the back of most books.

6. Ask questions about the text as you read.

7. Explain unfamiliar vocabulary and new words.

8. Ask your child to find words in the text and discuss them.

Other questions and prompts you might use are: