Ready To Read Course

Helping parents engage with their children to support them with their reading

The aim on our “Ready to read” course is to give parents the confidence and basic skills to help them support their children’s reading at home and so enable them to achieve success in early years and later education.

The course is interactive and uses a range of activities to help parents understand how they can help their children to succeed and enjoy learning.  The length of the course can be adapted according to the audience.

The topics included in the sessions:

Importance of speaking, listening and interacting with your child

Why some children find reading difficult

The importance of pre-reading experiences

Strategies for helping children with their reading

Supporting children’s reading – role play exercises

The importance of praise

Exploring picture books

Reading comprehension and asking the right questions

The importance of making reading fun

Importance of rhyming


Experience trainers from the education sector carry out the course.


 St Andrew’s Pre-school  “The feedback from the course was very interesting and all parents felt that it had been extremely useful and informative.  I would welcome the opportunity to host another course with ABC in the future”