“Partnership with parents significantly improved, including improved practitioner confidence to talk to parents.”
The partnership with parents/carers is critical to ensuring children make good progress and are happy. If we have the parents on our side we can develop practice far more quickly.
- Parental involvement in children’s education from an early age has a significant effect on educational achievement, and continues to do so into adolescence and adulthood. A recent DfE health and well being study confidently demonstrates that how well children can read, talk and reason, can and does influence their health and well-being as they become adolescents.
- The nurturing and one-on-one attention from parents during reading aloud encourages children to form a positive association with books and reading later in life, as well as a more positive relationship with their parents. Adults reading aloud to children can help develop an extensive vocabulary more so than when just conversing.
- Family learning can also provide a range of benefits for parents and children including improvements in reading, writing and numeracy as well as greater parental confidence in helping their child at home.
For more detail about ‘Partnerships With Parents’ please find a copy of a presentation delivered by Miranda White and Gareth Tuck at our conference.