At Drayton, we feel passionately that the most significant thing that you, as parents, can do to support your child’s learning is to share books with them on a regular basis. By this we mean reading to your child, listening to your child read and talking about what you are reading. As adults, we are all reading role models – there is lots of evidence that children seeing their parents read is a powerful factor in encouraging them to read more frequently.
Your child should spend short periods of time (10-15 minutes) each day reading, talking about their reading or listening to an adult read. Each child has a reading record and we ask that you record any reading activities in the home. Certificates are awarded using the reading record for every 25 days of reading at home.