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how often should DD read to me?

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Geegee4 Thu 19-May-16 11:07:51

I know people have different views about reading levels etc but just hoping for a bit of advice:

DD is in reception, and on green level books/ level 5, she has enjoyed reading but recently has lost a bit of interest, and she doesn't seem as keen to read at home. She is losing a bit of ground I think and other children have moved on ahead of her...she's aware of this and while I'm still very happy with her progress, she is less so.

teacher is pretty relaxed about how often they read, but interested to know what guidance others have been given. And also, when do you read together, how do you work it into routines?smile

RatOnnaStick Thu 19-May-16 11:12:57

I find little and often is best. Five minutes straight after school with a snack and no pressure works well for DS in reception.

TeenAndTween Thu 19-May-16 11:27:44

We read every morning before school for 10 minutes or so.
We have done this ever since reception as DD was way more awake and receptive in the mornings than after school.

We kept up the reading out loud until at least the end of y4, and now in y6 we still do out loud at least weekly. Currently sharing HP & The Goblet of Fire.

Tiggles Thu 19-May-16 11:32:02

My middle son (now yr4) is still expected by the school to read to me daily, and he has been a free reader for years.

TeenAndTween Thu 19-May-16 11:45:51

Also, definitely keep it up over the summer.

6 weeks without regular reading is a long time when they are just gaining the skills.

Twistedheartache Thu 19-May-16 11:55:08

We read every night just before bed. The amount we read varies but we do it in half term/at weekend as well, with the intention of doing it all through the summer holidays as well.
School gives us 2 books a week so we use Oxford owl or our own books most weeks to top up.

HappyNevertheless Thu 19-May-16 11:55:42

Everyday for about 10~15 mins until they were confortable enough to read in their head. Then every other day or so whilst they read for themselves the other days.
We did that from reception until about Y3

CB2009 Thu 19-May-16 11:56:02

Agree. Every day. Non negotiable. My Y2 son used to make a fuss and now he enjoys. We did mornings when he found it harder work as more wide awake as others have said. Now we crawl into our bed after his shower/bath and read together each evening. Gone from being a chore to a highlight of the day - at least for me :-)

SprogletsMum Thu 19-May-16 11:57:49

We do every day for around 10 minutes, your daughter is doing well my reception aged daughter has just moved onto yellow level and is about average in her class I think.

TeenAndTween Thu 19-May-16 12:02:40

We also did a bedtime story (where we read to her) with DD2 until end y5, and still do occasional stories now in y6.
Stopped with DD1 in about y4, which with hindsight was too early.

BertPuttocks Thu 19-May-16 12:03:10

My reception dd reads her school reading book after a snack when she gets home from school.

At the weekends we read to each other from the books we have at home. Sometimes we take turns reading a page each or a story each. It means that she still reads but also gets to relax and be read to.

noramum Thu 19-May-16 12:04:22

At that age we read the school book everyday. On top of it we read books together. I found that DD would be bored of the school book, stories are not interesting but she didn't cope with the chapter books she loved to hear.

So we read to her and bit by bit increased the amount of text she read to us at bedtime.

RatOnnaStick Thu 19-May-16 12:30:30

Yes Ds isn't capable of reading books about stuff he likes yet but a chapter or two of ones he likes, currently Dinosaur Cove, that are a bit harder but not too much keeps him trying hard with the odd sentence he can manage.

RatOnnaStick Thu 19-May-16 12:31:46

That made no sense sorry confused. I meant DH or I read the harder books and he chips in when a sentence crops up he can manage.

onemouseplace Thu 19-May-16 12:45:24

5-15 minutes a day with DS in Reception - after snack if we come straight home from school, otherwise straight after dinner. This is everyday, including weekends.

DD is in Yr 1 and reads (a lot) to herself, but I do get her to read her school books to me (two books a week, so two days) and then get her to read out loud a few pages from her own books so I can check understanding, pronunciation, expression etc.

Both get a story each evening - DS has a picture book and DD gets a chapter or so of a chapter book.

suitcaseofdreams Thu 19-May-16 12:54:38

I aim for daily with mine (twins, also in reception and on green) but usually achieve 5 days out of 7 (sometimes just too hard to fit in on the days I work and we are all out of the house from 7.30am to 6pm)

we do it after tea and before TV (no TV until books read!)

always read at weekends as have time then. holidays a bit more hit and miss but again we aim for as often as possible

teacher advises daily but is realistic about what can be achieved...

I also read to them most nights at bedtime - usually from a chapter book of some description. They like Beast Quest and Dragon Blood Pirates even though these are a bit old for them really. Roald Dahl also very popular.

Geegee4 Thu 19-May-16 13:28:27

Thanks everyone for the responses. Was expecting to be jumped on! We manage about 2-3x a week at the moment, will up it gradually and press on through holidays. We read to her every night, and currently reading Pippi Longstocking. She's such a good girl, I think she gets a thrill hearing about all of Pippi's shenanigans.

She reads well, but gets so upset with herself at the smallest mistake, had reduced our reading to take pressure off...but will shift to little and often approach I think. Thanks again!

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