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Reading with your Child

Reading with your child is one of the most important, and bonding, experiences you can have with your child. When we spend just 10 minutes reading with or to our child, it has huge benefits for them across their learning. It sparks their imagination, their problem-solving skills, their enjoyment of learning and many more parts of their brains. It is not something to stop doing once your child can read on their own. Those shared books, read as part of the bedtime routine, give important bonding and social cues to our children. 

We know it is not always easy though. We understand that reading may have been a tricky subject for some of our parents, that the day is busy and time is not always on some of our parents side, that some of our parents might feel embarrassed putting on voices and becoming the characters in the books. But we want to support you in your reading journey with your child. Below are some tips from the https://www.worldbookday.com website which is run all year long and has tips and support for supporting the love of reading from pre-school up to secondary school. 

Your child's teacher is always the first 'port of call' when enquiring about their place in their reading journey, but we also have a dedicated Reading centre here at Goldstone and a Reading Team made up of teachers who would always be happy to support general queries. Email the office at admin@goldstone.brighton-hove.sch.uk marking it to the reading team or email Mrs Iso Aplin at isoaplin@goldstone.brighton-hove.sch.uk. 

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