Practise makes perfect! Research shows that daily reading is critical to children’s development. Not only does it improve children’s language skills but it also encourages empathy, develops focus and teaches children about the world around them. In fact, studies show that reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background. With this in mind, Wray Common have developed a reading mentor scheme where children from Year 6 go in and read with younger children to help further develop their love of reading.
“I enjoy my job because I get to talk with younger children and I also help to sort out the library.” – Jackson
“I enjoy the role of reading mentor because I LOVE reading with younger children. Sometimes however it is difficult to get them intrigued in different books. I overcome this by getting them hyped up about it before we get to the library.” – Daisy
“My role is a reading mentor. I help children to read and try to help them to try and get the words right. I support and encourage children to read and I try to make them like reading. This is a very important job as reading will help them in their English lessons.” – Iman