This year the library has adopted the hashtag #AHStimes20
The idea behind this is that we encourage all students, staff and caregivers to read for 20 minutes a day. Follow us on socials for reading ideas and promotions that support this.
Recreational reading is a valuable pastime, both at school and home. Research suggest that young people appear to be reading books less frequently in general and that reading for pleasure is on the decline. (Merga, p2, 2019)
However we should not be disheartened, rather we should continue to actively encourage young people to both establish and maintain a lifelong love of reading.
So, how do we do this? If we want to get better at something we need to practice it, and reading is no different. Read on for some helpful ideas to engage your children in reading!
Powerful Parents – A checklist
- Shared Practice: reading should ideally be something that is enjoyed as a family and something we share together.
- Read books together and discuss once you’ve both finished.
- Modelling: when children see their parents reading for pleasure on their own, they are transmitting the valuing of the practice. Providing Access: like modelling it indicates a strong valuing of the practice.
- Reading Aloud: there is something about listening to a well-read book that can have a transformative effect and transport the listener to a different world.
- Give it all your attention, engage with the story, there is no age limit, pick a book you both enjoy, and lastly do not worry about your style: it’s great to use voices and expression but not everyone is comfortable doing this.
Until the library opens (Feb 7th), here are some resources to help you find some great reads!
All Hallows’ School Library Reading Guides
Head over to our Library Reading page to find all sorts of interesting resources!
* Popular reads, series lists, new arrivals and much more!
* Ebooks and Audiobooks
* Holiday reads
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