Research proves that children who enjoy reading do better at school in all subjects.
We all know that reading together with your child is so important. It increases literacy skills and much more - it helps to build a strong and loving relationship between you and your child. It's never too early to start reading with your child and it so important to read with your child throughout their primary school years.
Children at Horsenden bring books home weekly and children from Year 1 through to Year 6 visit the school library, in the main, weekly and take one book out at a time. There are also local libraries throughout Ealing with the closest one to school being Wood End library in Whitton Avenue West which has many children's and adults books, including dual language texts. It also has free Internet access.
There are also good websites to support parents and carers in knowing what to read and what questions to ask and how to read with children.
Words for life - http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/
This website is created by the National Literacy Trust and has sections from birth to age 11. It has suggestions of books to read, age appropriate milestones and fun activities to do with your child.
Book Trust - http://www.booktrust.org.uk/
The Book Trust also has some useful tips and hints for parents and carers including competitions to win books. They also have some useful information for parents translated into different languages at
World Book Day - http://www.worldbookday.com/
The World Book Day website contains some useful information including an area for parents to search for book recommendations at http://www.worldbookday.com/ideas/parents/ and an area where children can hear authors reading stories at http://www.worldbookday.com/storytime-online/