The National Library has published a blog post (on 1 August 2017) titled 'Supporting reading at home', available here. An excerpt from the blog post:
Creating engaged, confident lifelong readers doesn't just happen in isolation. It takes a school-wide reading culture with strong home-school partnerships to help foster literacy and reading.
Let parents know the importance of reading togetherThere are many ways for parents and community to get involved in nurturing strong literacy connections. They all share a simple, powerful strategy — read together with children.
Research continues to highlight how powerful reading for pleasure and reading aloud with children is. Parents/whānau who read with their child in a safe and relaxed environment are inspiring and motivating their child to read and continue reading for pleasure.
Posted: Wednesday 2 August 2017