Reading Together® is a gold standard, research-based workshop programme which helps parents/whānau to provide effective support for their children's reading (and thereby also supports teachers in their classroom programmes).

The programme has been shown to raise children's reading achievement in a significant and sustained manner, and to improve relationships between children and parents, and between parents and teachers (the original research was a randomised, controlled trial - the gold standard used by US federal authorities) [1, 2]. It has been successfully implemented by teachers in New Zealand since 1982, and teachers find that the programme is practical and manageable [3, 4]. (From http://www.readingtogether.net)