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Revving Readers

18/06/2013

Preps …Start Your Reading Engines!! !

The Revving Readers program has been specifically designed to encourage prep children to read at home.
 
Alongside your shared family books, children have been exploring texts at school and this program offers children further practise reading independent texts with you at home.

From term 3 our prep children will have access to a collection of books designed to promote left to right directionality, developing a small bank of common words with familiar story lines, some and repetitive texts with natural language. 
 
In Revving Readers children are not expected to read the ‘take home readers’ every night. They can read the same book every night for a week and if preferred could enjoy hearing a story from mum or dad instead.  The goal is to encourage enjoyment and self-motivation with less emphasis on ‘homework expectations’.

We do know from research that early exposure to independent readers offer children plenty of time to engage and explore early reading behaviours which establish solid literate foundations. Children who practise reading also develop  ‘reading mileage’ .
 

Information Sessions:       RSVP BY 14/6/13

 

Where:    Library seminar room

When: Tues morning 18/6/2013  9.15am -10.15am            

            Wed evening 10/7/2013  6.30pm -7.30pm

 
Teachers highly value the support and interest of parents in the early establishment of reading behaviours. As this partnership is valued and crucial. 
 
We are offering 2 separate opportunities for parents to hear how to maximise this reading time and to promote positive attitudes to reading. 
 
In this time we will explain the Revving Reader’s principles and offer useful prompts to support your child as they develop independence in reading.
 

Child minding

Wednesday session 9.15 am -10.15 am also comes with a limited number of ‘child minding places’ for those parents with young children. 
 
Child minding has been kindly donated as a community service by the After School Hours care team.   9 am- 10.30 am only for parents attending the session.  This is situated only a few buildings away from our Library seminar room.