We have put some resources and ideas together to help you and your child on their reading journey.
It is always helpful to remember that being a reader incorporates a number of skills. Children need to be able to read decodable words (using their phonics), recognise words that are not decodable (known as irregular words, common exception words or tricky words), understand what they are reading (comprehension) and be able to listen to stories, ask questions and enjoy them!
Free reading resources
Reading books independently
Playing games on-line that involve reading
On the websites below, there is a collection of comprehension and phonic activities that involve practising children’s reading skills.
Listening to stories
Although there are plenty of free resources on-line some parents prefer children to have their own copy of what they are reading. The links below are to resources you pay for.
Books to buy or subscribe to (reading resources)
Support for teaching phonics and key word recognition
Tips for reading - when listening to your child or reading together
Reading the words is only one element of reading. Understanding what they are reading is just as important.
Older children might be interested in what you're reading yourself. It's very satisfying to pass on your childhood favourites and if you still have them, even sharing your own childhood copies!