Read as regularly as you can with your children. When reading discuss unfamiliar vocabulary and share the meaning. Children should use phonic knowledge to sound out words they do not know. Reading regularly and exploring the vocabulary used by the author can improve their writing and provide more words for them to express themselves. Also discuss what they are reading, question the children about characters, interesting vocabulary, authors intent and any grammatical features that are present (subheadings, conjunctions, fronted adverbials). Children could write a review of the book or be inspired to write their own story or non-fiction texts! Below are some generic activities you could carry out with any book!