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Friday, November 25, 2022

Six lower primary English books recommendations for your list

This post is brought to you by British Council Malaysia.

You want your child to not only develop their comprehension skills, but also grow as a passionate reader.

Reading is foundational for a child’s communication skills. It helps to build language and inspire new curiosity about the world around them. It can also be a great delight for both children and parents to engage in together. In this article, we will take a look at some of the ways you can nurture your child’s reading comprehension at home, including six book recommendations to add to your list..

Strategies to boost your child’s reading comprehension

Because every child is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to reading development. Children will respond to reading methods in different ways and make progress at different rates.

As a first step, one of the best ways to help your child connect with the words on the page is with phonics instruction. You can guide them in pairing letters with the corresponding sounds, allowing your child the chance to make their own attempts at pronunciation. Segmenting (splitting up the separate sounds) and blending (joining them together to form the whole word) can be useful tools.

As your child learns, encourage them to ask questions. By giving them the space to feel their way around the text and express curiosity, you will help them to get creative and think independently. In turn, ask them open-ended questions, like 'what do you think will happen in the story?' Enjoy watching them use their imagination while they gain practice in organising and vocalising their thoughts.

Of course, one easy strategy for improving your child’s reading comprehension is to allow them to choose stories that will captivate them. Encourage them to pick books that match their interests and carve out time each day to lose yourself in them together.

Six of our favourite children’s books

Need some ideas? Here are some top recommendations from our teaching staff for Primary.
  •  If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't! by Elise Parsley is a simple story about a show-and-tell that’s excellent fun for young children to interact with.
  • Letters to Pluto by Lou Treleaven, Jon’s teacher has started an interplanetary penpal programme. A wonderfully creative book that features some unusual words to play around with.
  • Geronimo Stilton series by Elisabetta Dami. This hugely popular series takes children on worldwide adventures with consistent characters and plenty of wordplay.
  • The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer is a lively and humorous book about two boys condemned to step foot inside their local library. Filled with everyday scenarios, it’s a great option for reluctant and keen young readers alike.
  • Rainbow Magic by Shirley Barber is a classic fairytale filled with beautiful illustrations and creative devices that will ignite the imagination.
  • Kid Normal series by Greg James is a fun story that tells us we don’t need superpowers to be a superhero. A thought-provoking sentiment for children to explore between laughs.
About The British Council in Malaysia

The British Council in Malaysia offers English courses for kids and teens. Your child will learn more than just language, they will develop skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, and making connections. Our aim is to nurture our students to become creative thinkers and confident communicators, so that they may thrive both inside and outside of the classroom.

To find out more about our courses for kids and teens, visit our website or book a free consultation with our friendly consultant.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Sri KDU International School Info Day (Kota Damansara Campus) to be held on 16 November 2022

Sri KDU International School Info Day (Kota Damansara Campus) to be held on 16 November 2022
Dear Parents,

Sri KDU International School (Kota Damansara Campus) will be holding its Info Day on this coming Wednesday, 16th November, 2022.

Info Day is the perfect opportunity for you to gather as much information as you can about the school while it is in session. This will give you the chance to visit and tour the school while classes are ongoing so that you can visualize whether the environment is suitable for your child.

During the Info Day you will have the chance to talk to the student leaders. Will your child be one of them later? Speak to the Academic Team and ask any questions you have about the school, its syllabus, fees, extra-curricular activities and more. You can write down your questions before going so you will not miss anything important. 

Do not forget to go on a personalised campus tour during the Info Day. You will be able to view the school classroom, labs, hall, sports, music, and other facilities.

Enquiries and School Tours for International Primary and Secondary schools will be on from 9am to 12pm on 16th November 2022.

Those who are interested to find out more about tertiary pathways post IGCSE/SPM can also come earlier for the A Level Presentation from 8.15am to 9am. Sri KDU International school will take you from primary school right up to A Levels. This is excellent for those who seek stability and continuity in learning institutions so come and find out more.

How to RSVP your attendance.

RSVP 03-6145 3888 or email info@srikdu.edu.my for more info or click here to rsvp. 

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