Reading at Holtspur
At Holtspur School and Pre School we believe that reading is a crucial element of every child’s education. Reading is essential for children to become successful in school and in their journey through life. Children are encouraged to read in all aspects of the curriculum and for their own pleasure. We encourage adults and children to share this love for reading.
Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.
Reading allows us to be transported from our own world to another. Between the pages of a book, we can become immersed in the lives of fictional characters and learn about a culture entirely different from our own. We can also learn new words and phrases, experience a range of emotions, and acquire skills and knowledge.
Because of the learning potential, the effects of reading on child development are vast and multiple studies have highlighted its benefits. As such, parents and teachers are in a great position to ensure reading is a key part of children’s daily routine.
The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health.
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales, if you want your children to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein