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World Book Day and The Power of Reading

World Book Day & The Power of Reading

Did your child celebrate World Book Day on 2 March by dressing up as a favourite character or come home from school clutching one of the 15 million £1 book tokens that were distributed?

There is a powerful message and motive behind all the fun -  research proves that children who enjoy reading do better at school in all subjects.  So if you want to give your child a head start, it’s important to start reading with them as early as possible. Reading together not only increases literacy skills - it helps to build a strong and loving relationship between you. Even an unborn baby can hear you from around 18 weeks, and will recognise your voice before they are born!

Help them develop a lifelong love of books and reading.... Check out these useful links with tips on reading with your child and encouraging your child to read:

Reading with babies and toddlers

Top tips on reading with your child

How to encourage older children to read

Is your child a reluctant reader? Download this guide

Supporting 2-5 Year Olds in Developing Literacy Skills

Poole Children’s Centres can offer ‘Early Words Together’ activities for under 5s. Contact Poole Children’s Centres for details.

Free Childcare for 2 Year Olds

2 Year Old Childcare Voucher
Your 2 year old child may be entitled to 15 hours of free early education. Vouchers are being posted out in March to eligible parents and carers. If you receive a voucher, take it to your chosen childminder, pre-school or day nursery.  Discuss the days,…

Have your children viewed the NSPCC PANTS Song?

Created to help protect young children age 4-8 from sexual abuse, the PANTS animation and song, featuring friendly dinosaurs, helps make it easier for parents to talk about this difficult subject. The Pants song enhances the PANTS Campaign: Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like…

Could you benefit from 30 hours FREE Childcare?

30 Hours Childcare
This year the Government is set to extend the free entitlement to childcare for 3 and 4 year olds from 15 hours up to 30 hours per week for eligible working families. These changes could have a substantial impact on family life offering more flexibility,…