Duffy Books

Kids at Home

At the end of the term we celebrate Kids at Home Duffy Books and the children who have little brothers and sisters at home who have had a birthday in January-April get to choose a special book for them as a gift. Can you please let us know if you have any young children at home so we can add their names to our programme.

A note will be sent home soon inviting you and your Pre-school child/children to come and receive their book.

Two Duffy Books

The two Duffy books chosen by your children will be arriving at school at the end of the term and will be given out in our Assembly on Thursday 2 April at 2.30pm. These books will be great holiday reading for your children.

Ashburton Library Visit

We all had a great time at the Library on Monday 2 March and the children enjoyed getting books out on the Teacher’s cards. Sadly, only a very small percentage of children have their own cards so there are enrolment forms available at school and of course you can go to the Library and enrol.

What a very good holiday activity that would be and what fun it is to share books with your children and talk about the stories you have read.

Tip For Parents

Give your child every opportunity to read to you daily. Ten minutes of reading five times a week = 50 minutes of reading time a week.

If you did this for a minimum of 35 weeks a year we have your child engaging in text for 29 hours extra every year! That 29 hours helps your child read better because they do more miles, are exposed to many words, and importantly are exposed to many ideas through the text.

It is a win - win for all concerned!

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