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Holy Family School Reading Evening with Fuatino Leaupepe-Tuala


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Holy Family School Reading Evening with Fuatino Leaupepe-Tuala

  1. 1. Reading at home Inspiring your child to become a reader Fuatino Leaupepe-Tuala Facilitator, Services to Schools
  2. 2. “E tumau le fa’avae, ae fesuia’i le faiga” The foundation remains the same, but the ways of doing it change.
  3. 3. Reading for pleasure - why it’s so important • Increased engagement with learning • Positive impact on reading achievement • Improves other aspects of literacy • Is a source of pleasure and stimulates the imagination
  4. 4. Parents as first teachers • Reading rolemodels “Your child walks like you, talks like you, and absorbs everything you do. So set the right example when it comes to reading. If you want your child to be a good reader, be one yourself!” Be a reading role model for your child (Scholastic)
  5. 5. Parents as first teachers • Sharing our stories • First language reading
  6. 6. So’o le fau i le fau Connecting the pieces together
  7. 7. Think about this... • How well do you know your school library? School librarian? • How well do you know your public library? Public librarian?
  8. 8. Reading should be fun “...I know that when my Dad took me down the park he didn't say, 'Right, son, I'm going to teach you some basic ball skills, work on general fitness and spatial awareness and if you're really good, then in a few years' time, we'll have a game of footy.' No, he played with me till I liked it enough to want to build those skills. Who knows? The point is that it's as important to communicate the pleasure as it is to pass on the skills.” Frank Cottrell Boyce
  9. 9. Read WITH and TO your child • Find out what they like • Let them know what you like • Make it a part of everyday life
  10. 10. When?? • Meal time - Adult reads or children take turns of reading their home reader/book each day (this may be the catalyst for some families to eat together) • Bath time - pull up a chair and read them a story • Bed time - Each child takes a turn of "hosting the family read" each night by everyone jumping into one bed before bed time
  11. 11. Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report, Sept 2016
  12. 12. When?? • Travel time - Children having turns of reading to everyone in the car while on the way to school/home etc, or while seated before driving off • Visitors - Make it a tradition for every visitor to the home to listen to your child read or read them a story
  13. 13. Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report, Sept 2016