In collaboration with a colleague, I have [again] presented the Reading Together Programme to parents. A highlight for students were when the mobile library to came to our school as they now have their own library cards.
What I like about this programme is that families/whānau are involved and supported on how to help their child's reading at home more effectively. I feel that with offering this programme we not only improve the relationship between home and school, but we are helping our students to become keen and competent readers.
One of the feedback highlights was when a parent said that her involvement in this programme [with her child] motivated her to become a reader herself again!
The overall outcome was extremely successful as improvement in reading levels of students whose parent's attended was evident.
~ "A book is a dream that you hold in your hand." - Neil Gaiman ~