'Harnessing the enthusiasm of parents to ensure the culture of reading extends into the home.'
Research shows children who are supported in their reading at home are much more likely to enjoy reading and tend to achieve more highly at school right across the curriculum.
Outstanding reading schools do everything they can to harness the enthusiasm of families by providing guidance, advice and resources to make reading at home as easy, enjoyable, and fruitful as can be. For the families find it more difficult to engage with their children’s school, non-threatening forums such as coffee mornings with parents can provide opportunities to talk about the importance of reading with children at home.
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