Reading at home
The best way to support your child's reading at home is to listen to them read and share the book together. Having a chat about what's happening, checking unfamiliar words and asking questions about the book will really support your child's understanding.
National Literacy Trust: Why Families Matter to Literacy here
When reading new texts, we are bound to come across new words and this is a great way to extend children's vocabulary. Below are a few ways to help children understand these new words.
Look for clues - Can you use the pictures and previous reading to help you?
Read around - Can you use the sentences around the word to help work out the meaning?
Get into the scene - Can you put yourself into the book and imagine what is happening, this could help you figure out the word?
Swap the word - Can you think of another word that would fit in? This might be a good way to help you understand.