Summer Stars:

Summer Stars 2018

SUMMER STARS PROGRAMME AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

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Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2018 Summer Stars reading adventure this summer!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 🙂
Dr. Seuss

Throughout the year, a programme of events for the whole family is available through your local library service, such as story time sessions and children’s activities, as well as access to exciting collections of children’s books, ebooks and e-audio books for all ages.

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.