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Summer Stars 2018

SUMMER STARS PROGRAMME AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

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Join the 2018 Summer Stars reading adventure at your local library this summer! Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to all children across the country.

The Summer Stars Reading Adventure runs in public libraries all over Ireland. Children are invited to register for the adventure and enjoy reading many books as part of the adventure during this time. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress. There will be rewards and incentives along the way and a grand finale event at the end for all participants.

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The Summer Stars programme provides the whole family with an opportunity to explore the full range of events and facilities which are available in their local library, such as story time sessions, children’s activities, access to talking books and games, computers and Internet access, and of course children’s books for all ages.

Exciting events for children will also be held in public libraries during the summer. Check out your local library service or local library website for further information on local activities and events.

 

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TOP TIPS FOR READING WITH CHILDREN
Encourage children to choose stories they are likely to really enjoy.

Try to keep stories appropriate to their reading level. If too hard or too easy, they may lose interest or confidence.

Comic books or graphic novels can be a good way of helping children to follow the story if they have difficulty reading or are reluctant readers.

When they find a word they don’t understand, try to avoid telling them the meaning straightaway. Ask them instead to guess what the unknown word is likely to be based on the pictures near to it or by looking at the full sentence around it.

Give lots of encouragement and praise for even the smallest accomplishment.

Focus on the enjoyment and fun of reading. If you show an interest in reading and learning yourself, your child will be more likely to follow your lead and explore as well.