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Why is Learning to Read Important?

Why is Learning to Read Important?

Here at Crookhill, we are extremely passionate about reading. Through using Read Write Inc, we ensure that children learn to read in an engaging and exciting way, in the hope that they develop a love for reading. By this, we mean that children will want to read, that they will choose to pick up a book and immerse themselves in it because they find it enjoyable. The children will experience reading both Fiction and Non-Fiction texts.

Reading books allows children to use their imagination like no other time in their lives. When watching television or playing on computer games the information, characters, colours, sounds are all provided for them but when reading a book, they use their own imagination to build the setting and characters etc. This also helps the children a lot when it comes to being young writers. 

There is a vast amount of research and strong evidence that links reading for pleasure to educational outcomes. The benefits of reading for pleasure throughout an individuals life are immeasurable.

Evidence states that the relationship between reading for pleasure and well-being is extremely strong. It shows it can lower levels of stress and depression as well as many other benefits later in life. 

If we can surround children with books at home and school and give them a positive start to their reading life, then the chances are, that they will go on to want to read for pleasure for the rest of their lives. 

What is Read Write Inc?

How we teach reading – answers for parents The Read Write Inc. Phonics programme We have written this for parents. It explains how we teach reading using the Read Write Inc. programme. Learning to read is the most important thing your child will learn at our school….

Home Readers

Home Readers

Once children start to learn the first sounds in their reading journey, they will begin to read these sounds in books. To begin with they will read sound blending books. The sound blending books consist of CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words and gradually progress…

Sharing Stories

At Crookhill, all children get to choose a library book to bring home. The younger children can enjoy these books being read to them by: parents, older siblings or other family members. All children, of all ages enjoy sharing stories. ‘Sharing stories aloud is a…

Useful Links

Link to ‘Why read to your child?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjHqJQ8sxs4&t=13s Link to ‘Why listen to your child read?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjHqJQ8sxs4 Link to ‘How to say the sounds’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXcabDUg7Q Link to ‘What is…