We believe in the importance of reading to our children every day at Oxgang School and Support Service. Our senior pupils recently chose their new class novel Jiggy McCue: The Curse of the Poltergoose by Michael Lawrence. Michael Lawrence is the talented and fascinating author of books for children and young adults. Born and raised in England, he has created a series of novels about the odd character of Jiggy McCue and his misadventures.
Reading aloud is an important activity that parents and teachers can do with children. It builds many important foundational skills, introduces vocabulary, provides a model of fluent, expressive reading, and helps children recognise what reading for pleasure is all about. Reading is one of the ways we discover new things and can help develop a positive self-image. It is important in expanding the mind and developing imagination and creativity.