Learn to Love to Read!

In Newsletterby Julie Benneyworth

With the April Break coming up, one question circulating around the school is ‘What are you reading?’.  It should be no surprise that many teachers are avid readers and enjoy sharing this love with our students.  Experts say, that modelling a love of reading is a key component to developing your child’s enjoyment of reading!

One of my favourite roles at Star is to share stories with the children, daily reading one to the children at the end of lunch.  Most days, a few older children drop by to listen too!  Kids love having books read aloud to them and this is a great way to spend quality time with your child.

Recently we have set up a Library Book Borrowing System with our new birthday books.  With almost 100 new books in our collection, we invite children to borrow these stories. In addition, the collection includes books from my ‘private’ collection that the children enjoy!  The children enjoy looking inside the book covers too – to find out who received that ‘Birthday Book’ or if it is one of my ‘favourites’.

As a side note, you may be wondering what adult selections our staff are reading.  Some of the books we’ve been talking about in the staff room? ‘Precious Cargo’ by Craig Davidson, ‘At The Wolf’s Table’ by Rosello Posterino, ‘Homegoing’ by Yaa Gyasi, and ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover. Try to find a chance this weekend to grab a book for yourself, one for your child, and a nice place to enjoy some reading together!

Happy reading!