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Let’s use the summer holidays to improve children’s reading

Every teacher knows, in their bones and from countless studies, that reading underpins every aspect of educational success. During the school holidays, inevitably screen and TV time will increase in most households.

Here at Turn On The Subtitles, we would love to see families embrace the opportunity to turn screen time into reading time, by, you guessed it, simply turning on the subtitles on their children’s profiles.

As the start of the summer holidays fast approaches, we are asking all teachers to drive home the message to their parent body to switch on the subtitles and help children feel more positive and confident in their reading. Confident readers are, after all, more likely to read a book for enjoyment, which has so many positives attached to it.

We’re here to help you all deliver that message along with some other ideas for helping encourage reading (in all formats).

Check out all of our resources for teachers on the “Teachers” page in the menu above. There you will find:

  • A Primary and Secondary school pack of downloadable resources such as pre drafted letters to parents
  • A set of our TOTS logos to add to your newsletters
  • All of our little graphics like the ones you can see opposite, to make your content more colourful
  • Links to all our celebrity videos – a quick and easy way to get the TOTS message across in under 60 seconds

Also available on our teachers page is this handy double-sided leaflet, listing a few ways for parents of reluctant readers to help encourage a love of words (subtitles being just one of them!)

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