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Tetherdown Primary School

We are delighted that our website and resources have been helpful to Tetherdown Primary School, North London in their new reading workshops for parents. Reading Coordinator Meera Pow told us:

‘We ran 2 workshops open to the KS1 parents and had a great turn out. We decided to run the workshops to offer the parents new strategies to support their children in developing reading for pleasure. We have noticed that parents often aren’t aware how important it is to read to their child regularly, especially at this age, when their children are becoming more independent readers. We all love to listen to a story and children can learn so much about language, rhythm, rhyme and new vocabulary from having a story read aloud to them.

I used the presentation from the website and tweaked it slightly and then I showed them the website with an example book and activity page so they understood the layout. We gave the parents ideas of how to develop book talk with their children and questions to promote discussions and to develop the children’s opinions and preferences.’

Some of Lovemybooks favourite titles were introduced during the sessions including How to Hide a Lion, Superbat and Oliver’s Vegetables. Parents and children also took part in some story related activities including making Superbat finger puppets and lion masks.

‘The parents and children really enjoyed the workshops and many parents said it has given them a new way to approach story time with their children.’

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