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I encourage you to read a little each day. You can read by yourself or with someone in your family. You can also join me for storytime to listen to some fun read alouds. 

Have a look through St Mary's new virtual library.

Reading with young children

Prof. Ruth Merttens helps you with tips for developing your child's reading skills. Read with your child and help to develop their higher level and lower level (technical) literacy skills.



Reading is very important to a child's learning for many reasons. Some of these reasons are:

  • Improves vocabulary
  • Develops comprehension skills
  • Develops critical thinking skills
  • Improves memory
  • Builds confidence
  • Improves writing skills
  • Enhances imagination
  • Develops emotions

100 Reasons to read


Make sure you're choosing just right books.




Open Very Carefully



Rumble in the Jungle



A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea



  Oh No, George!



  Owl Babies



  Hairy Maclary






    Jack and Jill



Goldilocks and the Three Bears



 The Gingerbread Man



  Jack and the Beanstalk



 Little Red Riding Hood



The Ugly Duckling