Celebrating reading at Wadworth

All classes took part in dressing as a book character day at Wadworth, yesterday and as usual the effort the children and their families made to celebrate the day was amazing. We had witches, wizards, superheroes, sports starts, monsters, magical nannies, carton characters, princesses, stickmen, tigers, giants, and almost everything else in between. The children had a wonderful day doing activities based around their favourite books including writing riddles to identify book characters, designing and making cakes based on scenes from favourite books, art based on stories and listening to and watching different versions of well loved tales.


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Doncaster Library On-Line

Doncaster Libraries have an ever-growing free Digital Library and they are constantly buying new eBooks and eAudio for their library customers to download, including many new popular titles.

They have 2 platforms for you to use, each with a different selection or titles to choose from. All you need to do is download the BorrowBox app and Overdrive appto get full access to all the titles we own. They also have a free music download service called Freegal, again you download the app and have instant access to millions of songs.

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Supporting your child with reading

Reading with your child is vital. Research shows that it’s the single most important thing you can do to help your child’s education. It’s best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for it every day.

Think of ways to make reading fun – you want your child to learn how pleasurable books can be. If you’re both enjoying talking about the content of a particular page, linger over it for as long as you like.

Books aren’t just about reading the words on the page, they can also present new ideas and topics for you and your child to discuss.

I have included an article from the BBC website about the importance of reading with your child with a couple of pointers. You can read more here: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/parents/ten-tips-on-hearing-your-child-read

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