10 Tips for Parents 5th/6th class

5th and 6th Class
1. Encourage your child to visit the local library as often as possible.
2. Recognise and praise your child’s efforts in reading.
3. Ensure your child has access to a wide range of reading material –newspapers, magazines, guides etc.
4. Take an interest in different children’s authors.
5. Discuss ideas and points of view proposed by newspaper articles etc.
6. Provide a well lit study / reading area.
7. Ensure that you value and enjoy reading yourself.
8. Allow your child to choose his /her own reading material.
9. Encourage your child to read for information – timetables / weather forecasts / menus
10. Encourage your child to try and guess unknown words.

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