Reading at Home
Paired Reading Guide
Paired Reading is a fantastic way to share books together! This ‘Quick Guide’ will help you to have fun with reading at home!
Choose a book and find somewhere peaceful and comfortable to read! Also, agree on the signal that your child will use when they decide to read on their own.
Make sure you can both see the book clearly.
Look at the front cover together and talk about what you can see. What do you think it will be about? What do you think might happen?
Start reading aloud with your child.
Don’t worry if children get a word wrong, just point to the word and ask them to repeat it again.
When your child gives the signal to read alone, you should follow along silently.
Begin reading together again if your child makes a mistake.
Continue to read together until they signal to read alone again.
Please ask your child some questions about the book.
What did they enjoy about it?
- Have you learnt anything new or different?
Reading together is a great way to relax after a busy day! If you or your child stumble on tricky words you can always talk about the pictures inside the book! Where's the story set? What's going to happen next?