QBS Learning Centre News

Week beginning 7th October

Great reads

If you are looking for some great reads or book apps for your children visit the Learning centre Fiction page on Qoodle. We have developed lots of book lists that might inspire you and your children. If there is nothing for your child at this moment Keep a look out, as more are in the pipeline.

Reading aloud.

It’s important to read aloud to children of all ages. So many people stop reading aloud to their children once they get into Year 3, and some sadly even earlier. All children in primary school can benefit from a bed time story. Read these reasons why you should keep reading aloud to your child.

• Reading aloud presents books as sources of pleasant, valuable, and exciting experiences. Children who value books are motivated to read on their own.

• Reading aloud gives children background knowledge, which helps them make sense of what they see, hear, and read. The more adults read aloud to children, the larger their vocabularies will grow and the more they will know about the world and their place in it.

• Reading aloud lets parents and teachers be role models for reading. When children see adults excited about reading, they will catch their enthusiasm.

• Reading aloud can introduce books and types of literature—poetry, short stories, biographies— that children might not discover on their own.

• Reading aloud introduces the language of books, which differs from language heard in daily conversations, on television, and in movies. Book language is more descriptive and uses more formal grammatical structures.

• Reading aloud lets children use their imaginations to explore people, places, times, and events beyond their own experiences.

. Reading aloud gives children and adults something to talk about. Talking supports the development of reading and writing skills.

• Reading aloud supports the development of thinking skills as children and adults discuss books, articles, and other texts they read together.

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