Parents Stoke

Parents are their children's first role models and you have a strong influence on their reading habits and ongoing learning.

Here are some ways you can support your child's literacy skills: 

  • Read, sing or share stories with your child for 10 minutes a day from birth 
  • Introduce your child to your local library at an early age and taking them there regularly to enjoy story time
  • Read with your child even when they can read by themselves
  • Talk to your child about what they are reading and share books you’ve enjoyed 
  • Visit the Words for Life website for development milestones, tips and fun activities to help your child develop good literacy skills

See our tips for:

Making story time with younger children special

Encouraging your secondary school child to read  

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