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10 Tips on Hearing your Child Read

Tips for parents on how best to help and encourage your child with reading by Topmarks.

Parents
3-7 year olds
The Reader Teacher

This site features the great reads for children, teachers, schools and parents to choose from.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
3-11 year olds
Help a Hedgehog

A super read the word challenge game. You have 90 seconds to read as many words as you can. The words are matched to Letters and Sounds Phases 2 and 3 or you can enter your own words.The game helps decoding and blending words.

Pupils
5-6 year olds
ReadWorks.org

An excellent American site with good lesson ideas and materials aimed at improving reading comprehension teaching throughout the primary age range. It is well worth registering.

Teachers
5-11 year olds
Flutter-by Friends

Listen to the story about Cassie Caterpillar and her friend Clyde. When you have heard the story see if you can sequence pictures of the story on a storyboard.

Pupils
5-7 year olds
BBC School Radio

Podcasts of radio broadcasts, downloads, audio, video clips, sound stimulus library and learning resources for primary schools.

Teachers
3-11 year olds
Key Stage 2 Bitesize English

Designed to help Key Stage 2 English SATs revision, the site is limited in coverage, but the activities are still useful and are presented in a lively way likely to appeal to 10 and 11 year olds.

Pupils
7-11 year olds
Bookstart

Bookstart is a UK programme which encourages parents and carers to enjoy books with children. Find out about free packs of books and download colourful songsheets which have songs and rhymes to share with your child.

Parents
3-5 year olds
Sounds and Actions

A useful demonstration on YouTube of the phonics sounds and actions from a teacher using the Jolly Phonics scheme.

Teachers
5-6 year olds
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Read along or watch with signing this animated, rhyming story of Hairy Maclary.

Pupils
4-7 year olds
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