Aldenham School, Founded 1597

Why Reading Is Your Child’s Most Valuable Resource

In today's technology-driven world, where screens fight for our attention, it's crucial for parents to recognise that reading is not just a pastime but your child's most valuable resource for learning and development. At Aldenham Prep Riyadh, we understand the significance of fostering a love for reading in young minds. It’s far more than an academic exercise - it’s a transformative experience that shapes character, cultivates empathy, and nurtures their learning. 

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Expanding Knowledge and Vocabulary 

As a valuable resource, reading serves as a gateway to expanding your child's knowledge base. Books expose children to a wide range of topics, places, and ideas they might not encounter in their daily lives. Through reading, children can embark on exciting adventures, dive into historical events, explore sci-fi worlds and fantasy realms, or learn about different cultures. 

Additionally, reading aids in the development of a rich vocabulary. As children encounter new words in context, their vocabulary grows organically, allowing them to communicate more effectively. A diverse vocabulary empowers children to express themselves eloquently, comprehend complex texts, and succeed academically in various subjects.

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Aldenham Prep Riyadh’s Reading Facilities 

At Aldenham Prep Riyadh, we recognise the immense benefits of books, and understand they’re our most valuable resource. We achieve this by providing our pupils with a range of exceptional reading facilities that are designed to enrich their literary experiences.

Our well-stocked library is a treasure trove of books spanning various genres, from classic literature to contemporary fiction, non-fiction, and reference materials. With cosy reading sections, it offers a tranquil environment for children to explore the world of books.

Throughout the school, we have dedicated book nooks where pupils can immerse themselves in reading during breaks or free periods. These inviting spaces are designed to encourage relaxation and personal reflection, allowing children to escape into the captivating worlds of their favourite stories.

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World Book Day

In addition to our reading facilities, we also celebrated World Book Day in March, where pupils and teachers alike came to school dressed as their favourite storybook characters. It was a wonderful opportunity for pupils to engage in the magic of books! 


Reading is a truly valuable resource that unlocks a world of possibilities for your child's learning and development. By engaging in reading, children expand their knowledge, sharpen critical thinking skills, ignite their imagination, and enhance language and communication abilities. 

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Aldenham UK

Founded in 1597, Aldenham UK is the flagship of the Aldenham Foundation and is steeped in history, with over 425 years of academic excellence. Aldenham UK - and all of our schools - embodies the best of timeless traditions and universal values, along with a documented history of a forward-thinking culture that’s served to differentiate us from our peers.

At Aldenham, we remember that achievement is an individual matter - whether that’s entry to an Oxbridge college, a sporting or cultural goal, or simply growing up into a well-balanced individual. Dedicated teaching is at the heart of everything we do. While we help our pupils to focus on their own plans, our teachers focus on our pupils.

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