Reading with your child

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Helping your child with reading

Mother and daughter reading © 'Brebca -'

Reading with your child is vital. Research shows that it’s the single most important thing you can do to help your child’s education. It’s best to read little and often, so try to put aside some time for it every day.

Think of ways to make reading fun – you want your child to learn how pleasurable books can be. If you’re both enjoying talking about the content of a particular page, linger over it for as long as you like.

Books aren’t just about reading the words on the page, they can also present new ideas and topics for you and your child to discuss.

Tips for helping your child to enjoy books:

  • Encourage your child to pretend to ‘read’ a book before he or she can read words.
  • Visit the library as often as possible – take out CDs and DVDs as well as books.
  • Schedule a regular time for reading – perhaps when you get home from school or just before bed.
  • Buy dual-language books  – you can talk about books and stories, and develop a love for them, in any language.
  • Look for books on topics that you know your child is interested in – maybe dragons, insects, cookery or a certain sport.
  • Make sure that children’s books are easily accessible in different rooms around your house.

A Collection of Reception Class Stories

Meg a’r Gloyn Byw

Y Clwb Rygbi


Y Sied

Trefor y Tractor

Ar y Prom

Mynd am Dro

Drwm Mai

Ffranc y Cranc


Y Band

Wy Pasg

More Stories for the Foundation Phase

Brenin Dau Flewyn

Hywel yr Holwr

Inc Tafod Pinc

Paid Eliffant, Paid


Perlau Neli

Plentyn y Gryffalo

Pori’r Pry Cop

Pysgodyn Aur Dewi

Sanau Newydd Sali

Sbinc Sbonc yr Wy Bach Sionc

Sgwar Sam

Sioni’r Siwmper

Snwffyn a’r Frech Goch


Stori Dewi

Swper Sypreis y Cawr Bach

Sypreis Handa

Taid a’r Sosej

Tomi Mewn Trwbl

Trychineb y Deinosoriaid

Twm Sion Bolgi

Ty’r Mor Ladron

Un Noson Dywyll, Dywyll

Y Clefyd Pel Droed

Y Creadur Bach Rhyfedd

Y Gwdi Hw a Gysgodd Drwy’r Nos

Y Cawr Mwya Crand yn y Byd

Y Gryffalo

Y Lindysyn Llwglyd Iawn

Y Monstyr Bach

Y Teigr a Ddaeth i De

Y Tri Mochyn Bach

Y Bachgen ar y Bws

Yr Ymwelwyr