Supporting your child to learn to read

Supporting literacy at home

Literacy is about learning to read and write accurately, being able to listen carefully and talk clearly about ideas.

There are many opportunities in everyday routines to practise and apply literacy skills in real and meaningful ways e.g. reading to your child every day, learning nursery rhymes together and pointing out signs in the local community.

You can also encourage your child to talk about their thoughts and ideas, and about how they are feeling.

The Parentzone website has lots of valuable information. https://education.gov.scot/parentzone

Their leaflets provide fun ideas to encourage good reading habits at different ages and stages.

PDF file: Reading tips – early years (134 KB)

PDF file: Reading tips – primary (134 KB)

PDF file: Reading tips – secondary (126 KB)