Buckton Vale Logo

How to Support Your Child at Home

Read to your child
Even if your child is not yet reading words, it is so important to read stories to them. The film below explains the benefits of reading to your child:


There are also some things to think about when reading to your child:

Fred Talk
To expose your child to the idea of blending sounds together to make words, break down the words of the simple vocabulary you often use at home. For example, “please pass me that c - u - p”, “let’s sit on the r - u - g”. This will help your child to practise their oral blending as they can repeat the sounds back to you and then say the word.

Building vocabulary
Children need a rich vocabulary in order to develop high levels of comprehension. The more words your child has in their vocabulary, the more they will understand when they read. You could try using alternative words for things at home, rather than saying you are pleased that they have tidied their toys, you could say that you are delighted, ecstatic, overjoyed.

Reading with your child
Once your child knows all the single letter sounds and can blend a simple CVC word together, they will bring home two reading books to share with you:

• A RWI Book Bag Book which corresponds to their group in Read, Write, Inc sessions.
• A book banded book to read to develop fluency and reading for pleasure.

Useful resources
Please find a list of websites that you may find useful in helping you and your child learn about phonics. Games and fun activity websites are also included.

• Oxford Owl - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/
• Ruth Miskin facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/miskin.education
• Ruth Miskin website, parents section- https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - many games to play
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/ - fun games for the children to play
http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html - fun games for the children to play