A great website with lots of free books. These
books can be accessed at home using a variety of devices.
Helping your child with reading
Reading with your child is vital. Research shows
that it's the single most important thing you can do to help your child's
education. It's best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for
it every day.
Think of ways to make reading fun - you want your
child to learn how pleasurable books can be. If you're both enjoying talking
about the content of a particular page, linger over it for as long as you
Books aren't just about reading the words on the
page, they can also present new ideas and topics for you and your child to
Tips for helping your child to enjoy books:
Encourage your child to pretend to 'read' a book
before he or she can read words.
Visit the library as often as possible - take out
CDs and DVDs as well as books.
Schedule a regular time for reading - perhaps when
you get home from school or just before bed.
Buy dual-language books if English isn’t your
family’s first language - you can talk about books and stories, and develop a
love for them, in any language.
Look for books on topics that you know your child
is interested in - maybe dragons, insects, cookery or a certain sport.
Make sure that children’s books are easily
accessible in different rooms around your house.