Parent Literacy Corner: Reading Together at Home

Support for Parents

Here you will find some helpful guides taken from our educational partners, PiXL, which explain the importance of reading and offer guidance on how you can support your child with reading at home. These resources are free for you to download and use:

The benefits of reading

Reading for Pleasure

Finding reading materials for your child

Supporting a child who finds reading difficult

Reading Together bookmarks

The DfE have also published a list of tips aimed at supporting parents:

10 top tips for parents to support children to read – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Recommended Reads

Use the following link to find a wealth of suggestions and recommended reading for students at all key stages:

Books for KS3 children aged 11-14 | School Reading List

BookTok Recommendations – TikTok (100 books) (goodreads.com)

BookTok – meet the influencers encouraging people to read – BBC Bitesize

#booktok Hashtag Videos on TikTok

If you require further support with reading with your child, or would be interested in attending a parent workshop on reading with your child at home, please contact reception and ask to speak with Ms Z. Jones, Literacy Lead: zjones@astonmanoracademy.com.

I very much welcome suggestions from parents, so please do get in touch via email if you have any ideas about how we could further support parents with reading strategies.

* Please be aware that we can provide support with translation should you wish to attend parent support workshops. Please advise the reception staff of the language you speak at home and we can arrange for someone to telephone you back to discuss the details with a translator present *

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