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How Do We Engage Our Families?

The Importance of Family Support for Young Readers


It is really important that you share, read to and listen to your child read as often as possible.  

We recommend that you find a quiet, calm time each evening to share a good book!


The National Literacy Trust published a report in 2007 – Why Families Matter to Literacy – to show the impact that parents can have on their child’s motivation to learn. Their research found that there is ‘ample evidence that parents who promote reading as a valuable and worthwhile activity have children who are motivated to read for pleasure.’


The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) also found that parents who are actively involved in their child’s learning before school can boost their progress by up to 5 months. With this in mind, the government has set up a campaign called Hungry Little Minds to help parents support their child’s development. 


These links can be found below. 


Follow the links for more ways to help at home.