Q & A with Lydia Scaltsas - Primary Tutor & Former Teacher
1. How can I encourage my P1 child’s reading in a fun, enjoyable way?
Encourage your children to read things in the real world: recipes, street signs, text messages etc. Show your child that reading is everywhere, not just in books!
It is crucial that you allow your child to chose their own reading material when at home. This will encourage them to become a self-motivated, independent reader.
Allow your children to chose books that relate to their interests.
Show an interest in what your child is reading.
2. How do I make a book exciting when reading with a (young) child?
Here are some ideas to get you started: * Look at the pictures * Discuss the front cover * Predict what might happen and why * Ask you child why they like the book * Engage your children in general conversation about the subject matter * Discuss the events of the book after reading
Lydia’s Top Tip: Be enthusiastic! Your body language and tone of voice has the ability to shape your child’s perception of reading.
Lydia Scaltsas: Experienced Primary Teacher & Private Tutor
Graduated from University of Strathclyde with a 1st Class Honors in BA (Hons) Primary Education.
Registered with the General Teaching Council (GTCS)
Owner and Private Tutor at LS Tuition: lydias-tuition.co.uk