Supporting With Reading

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised

Through the Little Wandle site you will be able to find  resources to help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home. You will also find the full Reception and Year 1 teaching programme overview to see what your child will learn and when.

Little Wandle Parent information 

Supporting Reading at Home

Top tips:

  • Create time for reading
  • Encourage your children to love reading
  • Have a defined space for books
  • Take an interest in what their reading and listening to them read
  • Modelling reading
  • Encourage them to read something new

Using open questions

Talk and open questioning will support your children’s ability to explain ideas in more detail instead of yes/no answers.

  • What do you like about this book?
  • What do you think of this character?
  • Why do you think this is a good story?
  • What’s great about reading?
  • Why are you a good reader?
  • What is it about these stories that you like so much?

Be a model of reading

  • Introduce your children to different types of books; classic fiction, chapter books, short stories, joke books, poetry, non-fiction, comics, newspapers, kindles, ipads.
  • Read them the book that was your favourite when you were a child.
  • Read slowly, with expression. Try to use different and funny voices for characters.