Summer Reading Challenge
Reading for pleasure is more important to children’s successes than education or social class. The Summer Reading Challenge gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence during the long holidays while the local libraries help build a lifelong reading habit. Because everything changes when we read.
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Here are some lovely brain teasers to get you started.
Q What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs?
A. A clock!
Q.What is the easiest way to double your money?
A. Put it in front of the mirror of course!
Q. What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?
A. A glove.
Q.What has to be broken before you can use it?
A. An egg.
Q. What has a neck but no head?
A. A bottle.
Q.What gets wetter as it dries?
A. A towel.
Q.What goes up and doesn’t come back down?
A. Your age.
Q.What belongs to you but is used more by others?
A. Your name.
Q.Everyone has it and no one can lose it, what is it?
A. A shadow.
Q. It’s been around for millions of years, but it’s no more than a month old. What is it?
A. The moon
How can I help my child read?
- Reading aloud to your child, talking about the words and pictures, and sharing ideas about the book
- Reading yourself – children who see adults reading, and enjoying it, are much more likely to want to read themselves
- Surrounding your child with books – you don’t need hundreds of books at home, but go to the library or bookshop regularly to borrow books, spend time together, browse and make choices. In this way, reading becomes a habit.
Most importantly, talk to your child. Spend time with them, Have fun doing simple activities (like cooking and making things). As you talk about what you’re doing, you are helping them to learn new words. Later, when they see words written down, they’ve already heard them and know what they mean.