Teach a child to read
and keep that child reading (and talking)
and we will change everything
And I mean everything.
We want our children to learn to read as quickly as possible and then to keep on reading -to read widely and often and be a lifelong reader. Research shows that children who learn to read quickly go on to succeed in school and in life.
In our school we use Read Write Inc to ensure that all children who come to school learn to read. Teaching and learning focus on what children already know and what they need to learn next in order to make the best possible progress - by stage not age.
One of the most important things you can do as a parent at home is to read higher level texts to your child. This helps develop an enjoyment for stories and the motivation for learning to read themselves. Ask questions and share opinions about what your read to engage them in discussion, get them thinking about what they read and develop vocabulary.