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Families Reading Every Day (FRED)

The purpose of this course is to: develop learners’ understanding of the methods and steps used to teach children to read. Studies show there are lots of positive effects for children if all family members read regularly to them, including: better attendance at school; higher self-esteem and confidence; making friends and a higher likelihood of going on to higher education… and earning more as an adult!   

Course format: 

This is an online course where you’ll learn together and take part in practical group activities, all in a relaxed and friendly environment.  

Who will benefit from attending?  

This course is for parents and carers who want to support their child/children with reading. Any adult family member or carer who would like to develop their understanding of the importance of early interaction with phonics, words and books – this course is great for the whole family!  

What will I learn? 

  • Understand why, as your child’s first teacher, it is important to read daily with your child    
  • Learn various methods of reading and how to have fun reading together 
  • Develop confidence with communication, reading and storytelling 

How long is the course? 

This is run as 2-hour sessions over 5 weeks, with some activities to do at home to help you practise your skills.  

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