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Parent's feedback on Reading...


October 2015

As a governing body we wanted to find out parents / carers views on reading.
During parents’ evening we asked parents, what do you enjoy reading at home with your child?
This is a flavour of responses:

 Funny books
 Fact books
 Frank Lampard
 David Walliams
 Tom Gates
 Roald Dahl
 Julia Donaldson
 Beatrix Potter
 Diary of a Wimpy Kid
 Some prefer reading on tablets while others love books

Bed time was the favourite time to read but many parents said that time and tiredness after work, school and hobbies made reading at home difficult.

Some parents commented that getting children to sit and concentrate for an extended time was challenging.

Other parents made reading a priority and set aside time each day.

Perhaps doing what you can rather than what you can’t is a helpful way forward. Reading for a short time or reading a few pages rather than a whole book will still be of benefit to your child.