Welcome to our new library!Welcome to our new library, we are very proud to open our new learning resource and we look forward to seeing you all visit soon. Please remember that parents may also borrow books so please speak to Miss Julie regarding this facility.
Why visit the library?
Research shows us that children who go to a library are twice as likely as those who don’t to read well. It is not just picking up a book. It is the social experience of reading, talking about the books, browsing, comparing what you have read with family and friends. Our librarian are gate keepers in that process. Miss Julie open doors to new worlds, new possibilities. She will ask the children to evaluate the information on offer. I feel that children and adults do not just need information to thrive as thinking beings, but stories. Libraries are the temple of story.
Top 10 tips to help children enjoy reading
- Make books part of your family life – Always have books around so that you and your children are ready to read whenever there’s a chance.
- Join your local library (or visit ours!) – Get your child a library card. Allow them to pick their own books, encouraging their own interests.
- Match their interests – Help them find the right book – it doesn’t matter if it’s fiction, poetry, comic books or non-fiction.
- All reading is good – Don’t discount non-fiction, comics, graphic novels, magazines and leaflets. Reading is reading and it is all good.
- Get comfortable! – Snuggle up somewhere warm and cosy with your child, either in bed, on a beanbag or on the sofa, or make sure they have somewhere comfy when reading alone.
- Ask questions – To keep them interested in the story, ask your child questions as you read such as, ‘What do you think will happen next?’ or ‘Where did we get to last night? Can you remember what had happened already?’
- Read whenever you get the chance – Bring along a book or magazine for any time your child has to wait, such as at a doctor’s surgery.
- Read again and again – Encourage your child to re-read favourite books and poems. Re-reading helps to build up fluency and confidence.
- Bedtime stories – Regularly read with your child or children at bedtime. It’s a great way to end the day and to spend valuable time with your child.
- Rhyme and repetition – Books and poems which include rhyme and repetition are great for encouraging your child or children to join in and remember the words.By Mrs. Rachel Perkins, Head of Primary