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Reading at Home for Parents and Children

We LOVE reading at Sherwood Junior School! So please explore the ideas and resources below to really help you grow your love of reading!

Reading ideas for at home - 


*Why not try starting a Family Book Club at home? The idea is really simple: The whole family sits down to enjoy a book together. You may have multiple copies of the same book, or else just pass around the copy you have and take turns to read it aloud. Once you have read a chapter, stop and talk about what you liked about it. And don’t forget the most important part of the Book Club- hot chocolate and biscuits! Support for parents on reading with their child can be found here


*You could carry out a Family Reading Treasure Hunt! Ideas can be found on the Open University website here


* Why not try our Reading Bingo sheet! You could complete it independently or as a family. Challenge yourself to read as many as possible over the course of this year.

*Adults love reading too! There’s no better way to promote a love of reading in children than them seeing adults enjoying a good book! Adults of Sherwood Junior School (parents and staff) are welcome to use our book swap trolley in the school reception: bring a book, leave a book or both  J


*More wonderful ideas for making reading fun at home with your children can be found here. 

Find out more about the authors and illustrators of your favourite books - 


Here are some excellent authors' and illustrators' websites that are filled with wonderful book-related activities and more. Click on the Author's name to delve in-

David Walliams

Roald Dahl

Megan McDonald (Judy Moody) 

Quentin Blake

Dr Seuss

Drew Daywalt 

Rick Riordan


Interviews with and information on even more wonderful authors can be found on the Reading Rockets website here

Books recommendations


Author websites are great for looking at what new and exciting books they have coming out, but why not look at a new author? Click here for some wonderful recommendations! Also remember that our school newsletter shares weekly recommendations by staff and children! 

Books at home - 


Remember, school always has LOTS of fantastic books, along with our school library and don't forget your local library! But there are also lots of fantastic online books, including audio books and other wonderful book-related websites for you to explore. Here are a few for you to explore with your adults at home - 

Book Trust 

Oxford Owl 

Storyline Online 

Robert Munsch


Free Kids Books 



Happy Reading! 

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