World Read Aloud Day is February 5, 2020! A 2015 study has found that children are exposed to a larger vocabulary from books which are read to them rather than from conversations with adults. This is because we tend to speak with the same 5000 most popular words. While books — even picture books — are more likely to use words outside that popular 5000. .
This is such an important skill that it must happen in and out of school.
All classes have a class reading book that is read by the teacher every day. Children will also be heard whilst reading during the school week.
Does your child read aloud at home on a regular basis? Do you read with children on a regular basis? If not, please start as this is so important!