Reading: Supporting your child with reading

As parents, we all want the best for our children. We know that it’s important to make sure they become confident, fluent readers with a love for one of life’s great pleasures: reading. Please click on the link to your child's age group to find expert advice and inspiration on ways to help your child become a confident and skilled reader, motivated to read with purpose and for pleasure. 


Age 3-4 (Early Years)   

Age 4–5 (Reception)

Age 5–6 (Year 1)

Age 6–7 (Year 2)

Age 7–8 (Year 3)

Age 8–9 (Year 4)

Age 9–10 (Year 5)

Age 10–11 (Year 6)


Supporting Reading at Home 

Book Chat: Reading with your child

Developing Comprehension

Encouraging Reading for Pleasure

BookTrust: Reading with your child 

Enjoy Reading: A Guide for Parents 

Three short films and support materials to help parents, families and carers read books conversationally and creatively to children.

Book Chat