Help your child to have fun reading

It is a fact that one of the best things you can do for your child or children is to help them master reading. Reading shouldn’t been seen as something that helps to put your kids to sleep, it should actually do the opposite! We think that the best thing to do is to make your kids excited when they are reading, it should be fun and inspiring. If you read aloud to your children then it will help them in many different ways; it will help to learn and listen to a new language, understanding of story telling, improves school work, reading, listening and writing. The main benefit is that it will make children want to read for life, if people read for their whole lives then they are constantly learning new things.


Scottish Friendly definitely agrees that reading is important, most of all reading aloud to children. If you are looking for proof of their commitment to this then you only need to take a look at their trail blazing book tour that has been on the go since 2013. The tour bus has been rolling it’s way down from Scotland since last year, it has now found it’s way to Yorkshire. Thousands of school children across Yorkshire now have the opportunity to meet some of the country’s leading authors. The latest author to hop on board the tour is Jonathon Meres, he is well known for his award winning children’s books. He will be visiting numerous amounts of schools and reading his books to them over the coming weeks. This tour aims to make reading fun and to inspire children to read more, reading is the basis of learning. The bank deserves a big pat on the back for their efforts to help kids with their reading journey.

Here are some great tips to help your child read:

-Read ever day to them or with them, even if is is only for 5 minutes it is still essential.

– Create a comfortable environment to read in.

– Allow your child to choose the book that they want to read. This is sure to keep their attention and let them feel more independent.

– Use different voices for characters, this will help to follow the story better and to understand dialogue.

– Make sure that you ask questions about the book. The only way to make sure that they are following is to test their comprehension.

Keep an eye on the Scottish Friendly website to keep up to date and to check if the tour bus and a famous author is rolling in your direction soon!