I introduced Anaya, my daughter to Home School Connect, in February whilst she was still in nursery (when she was aged 4 years, 1 month). Seven months later, in September, Anaya went up to Reception class. She started school being able to read and was on Reading Scheme Stage 5/Book Band Green (this was approximately 1 – 1.5 years ahead of what was expected for her age). Her teacher was truly amazed, but I know it was simply down to a little effort on my part and the Home School Connect approach and child friendly materials (within the Reception Reading Pack).
I read the HSC parent guide carefully and was delighted to find out that there were actually just 5 key home activities I had to do! For some reason I thought it was going to be really complicated, but it just wasn’t.
I hope our story (and what we did described below) inspires you. I can’t thank Home School Connect enough for the pride and satisfaction I felt in knowing I had taught my daughter to read. Anaya’s confidence soared throughout Reception, but it was Anaya’s early love of reading books that pleased me the most.