Hello fellow bookworms!
I’m back and I need your help. Those of you who regularly read my (recently neglected – sorry!) blog you will know that I am training to be a primary school teacher. One of the most important roles of a teacher is to teach children how to read and to also encourage reading for pleasure. Of course I am a major advocate of reading for pleasure, I’m a bookworm through and through, however my knowledge of children’s literature is limited. I’m working on it, reading recently released children’s books and the classics but I thought I would ask for help from you lovely people.
If you are a parent, have younger siblings, work with children or just love children’s books can you please recommend me some to read?
Do you have a favourite children’s books?
Does your son/daughter/brother/sister/niece/nephew/grandson etc have a book that they love to read over and again or an author that they love?
If you work with children have you seen what they are currently reading?
I’d really appreciate your help with this. Also I have one more favour to ask, our children’s reading levels are falling. More and more children are leaving primary school unable to read, this is not acceptable, something needs to be done. Please follow this link and sign the petition to get the government to commit to ensuring that ALL of our children are leaving primary school as confident readers by 2025.
Sign sign sign!!!