Help for Parents

Hints and tips on how you can help your child's literacy progress using our reading titles. 

Parents and carers play an important part in a child's education. Reading with your child is a great way to help them learn, and enjoy your time together.

 

View or download our letters and help sheets for hints and tips on how you can help your child's literacy progress using any one of our reading titles. 

 

Some tips for reading with your child

 

You can read about these ideas in more detail in the Children's Readers Help Sheet below.

 

- Always choose a quiet place for reading.

- Make reading a pleasurable, relaxing activity.

- Sit close and give your total attention.

- Be positive.

- Vary the way you read with your child.

- Always spend time talking about the story.

- Talk about the pictures.

- Don’t get cross about mistakes.

- Don’t compare your child with other children.

- Don’t let your child struggle over a word.

Downloadable Resources

Macmillan Factual Readers Parent Letter
A letter to send to parents, explaining the reading scheme.
Macmillan Factual Readers Help Sheet
Some useful tips for parents to help their child's reading development.
Macmillan Children's Readers Parent Letter
A letter for parents, explaining this reading scheme.
Macmillan Children's Readers Help Sheet
Ten ideas for parents to help their children with reading
Explorers and Phonics Parent Letter
A letter for parents, explaining both the Explorers and Explorers Phonics reading schemes.

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