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What time do you read the school's reading book with your reception child?

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MilestoneMum Tue 07-Jan-14 23:17:11

In the afternoon or at bedtime?

DD is very focused at reading in bed, but I thought actually she might be tired at that time so maybe it's not such a good idea, so today I tried reading this afternoon after a post-school snack, but she really didn't want to sit still.

What do/did you do?

BrianTheMole Tue 07-Jan-14 23:20:10

Morning, straight after breakfast.

cece Tue 07-Jan-14 23:21:41

At bedtime but he isn't reading himself. I read it to him.

lunar1 Tue 07-Jan-14 23:22:40

Before school.

Fuzzymum1 Wed 08-Jan-14 00:04:40

We've always done reading at bedtime but bedtime has always been early enough that he's not over-tired.

Scoobyblue Wed 08-Jan-14 00:21:53

Bedtime here too.

noramum Wed 08-Jan-14 06:24:18

In reception we read between 6-6.30pm as this was the time we came home. At bedtime we read to her, I don't want to spoil it.

Now I bring her to school and we read either in the evening or in the morning depending on the mood in the evening.

Iheartcustardcreams Wed 08-Jan-14 06:31:46

I read when we get home after a snack. But have read a bedtime too, really depends on ds1's mood !

noblegiraffe Wed 08-Jan-14 06:39:48

When we've got in from school, after he has got changed and had a wee.
At bedtime he has a story read to him. Currently Fantastic Mr Fox.

jetSTAR Wed 08-Jan-14 06:47:38

Usually after tea (if I remember) blush

LittleMissGreen Wed 08-Jan-14 09:13:57

Bedtime - but I work full time, so usually in from work, prepare dinner whilst he does his phonics homework, dinner, book him reading, book me reading, bed.

columngollum Wed 08-Jan-14 09:16:26

Straight after school

Meglet Wed 08-Jan-14 09:17:41


tumbletumble Wed 08-Jan-14 09:17:53

My DD is year 1. We don't have a set time for her reading book. Sometimes after school, sometimes bedtime, sometimes morning. It depends on whether we're doing anything after school and how tired she is at bedtime.

MadeOfStarDust Wed 08-Jan-14 09:17:58

morning before school was our reading time - everything/everyone ready then sit and read for 10 min... whilst they are alert and not tired..

Galena Wed 08-Jan-14 09:20:49

Afternoon, once home from school, but she is a keen reader. She has bloody Rainbow Magic stories read to her at bedtime.

ShoeWhore Wed 08-Jan-14 09:22:05

Either at bedtime or after breakfast - I tried afternoons but they weren't interested in sitting down so soon after school!

TheOneWithTheHair Wed 08-Jan-14 09:28:07

grin Galena I feel your pain! I usually got dh to read those. Dd grew out of them around aged 8 if that helps.

Ds2 is reception and he likes to read at bed time. There seem to be less distractions. Then I read to him. He seems to feel that he's grown big enough to read me a story and he's proud of that. I tell him how much I love it and it makes him more keen.

Imsosorryalan Wed 08-Jan-14 09:33:01

We try to read at 6ish when dh gets home as I have a 3 year old as well and she doesn't leave us alone for long enough to get anything done!

How does everyone else manage some quiet time with their dcs homework when you have a younger one??confused

tumbletumble Wed 08-Jan-14 10:05:29

TheOneWithTheHair your DD was 8? Mine is 6 - please don't tell me I have another 2 years to go!! <cries>

Galena Wed 08-Jan-14 10:09:55

8?!?!?!?! shock

She's only bloody 4 now! DH reads most of them (and quite enjoys them if he's honest) and we've had 2 sets of 21 from the Book People. I'm thinking that after this set finishes we might move onto something else for a while - Roald Dahl, Atticus Claw or something less mindnumbing.

Enb76 Wed 08-Jan-14 10:11:08

After school with snack and drink. She loves reading though and the books only take 5 mins. We're reading Danny the Champion of the World at bedtime, she helps read the first paragraph with me.

choceyes Wed 08-Jan-14 10:22:51

Imsosorryalan I have a 3yr old too. It's impossible isn't it! I can't even let my reception aged DS play with lego whilst she is around, she just picks up random bits and wanders off refusing to give it back and then randomly drops it somewhere else. Impossible to get her to leave me alone when I'm trying to help DS write something. Sometimes giving her own pen and paper helps, but after school she is tired too, so she doesn't always want to do her own stuff.

We only get a reading book once a week. On that day we go straight to the library which is only 5mins walk away from school and we read the reading book there. It's easier there as younger DC is also occupied choosing books so I get a few mins with DS to concentrate on his reading (he reads to me for 2mins after a lot bit of coaxing and in return I read to him till the library shuts at 5!). We also read his reading book again usually the morning of the day it gets changed.

TheOneWithTheHair - I wish my DS was like yours! Mine doesn't want to read himself at all, he is lazy, wants me to read to him all the time, even his school reading book, which I draw the line at, no way am I reading chip and kipper stories to him!

TheOneWithTheHair Wed 08-Jan-14 11:01:37

choceyes ds1 was like that. He's 17 now and reads loads. He hated it until he was about 9 when he got a Young James Bond by Charlie Higson. That was swiftly followed by the Storm Breaker series by Charlie Higson. They all get there in the end.

Ds2 loves natural history and factual books that give him information as well as Star Wars etc. Bribery works wonders in the beginning. "If you read this, I'll read some if that" type of thing.

With regard to the rainbow fairy books. Yes she was eight!! If I never read another of those bloody books again it will be too soon. They are so badly written. They did one about Catherine when she married Prince William which dd bought. She had to read that one herself!!

It does get better though. She's 10 now and we still read to her. I'm doing Lord of The Rings having done The Hobbit and dh is on book 4 of The HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy.

OpalQuartz Wed 08-Jan-14 11:04:08

Have always read at bedtime before I read to them. It has worked well for us.

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