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Good buys for developing readers

As parents and carers, a key responsibility we have is to pave the way for reading, even if we are not keen readers ourselves. Recently,...

The power of reading real story books

"Mummy, Mummy! I read a real story book!" It's never too soon to 'read' real books. We play pirates, teachers, doctors, vets, but do...

Tips and tricks for active learners

These are tricky times we live in and things have changed quite considerably for our children at their schools. I've heard so many times...

Do we need proper reading books at home?

Many schools send home reading books from the start of reception and some start a little before. Some schools start later and some don't...

Developing pencil control at home

"Tommy Thumb, Tommy Thumb, where are you? Here I am, here I am, how do you do?" Peter Pointer, Toby Tall, Ruby Ring and Baby Small, too!...

Where can I buy...?

Continuing learning at home helps to build important connections in your little one's brain and returning to something after a sleep...

Letter names or letter sounds?

Is it 'w' for Will or 'W ("double you") for Will? Should we sing the alphabet song yet? I'm often asked by parents if they should teach...

Repetition, repetition, repetition

Tonight, I was sent the most adorable video by a friend of mine. Her little girl is just over two years old and she was telling the...

'How to' guide: the reading record

Our reception children have been at school for well over half a term now and it's very likely that they've been carrying a reading record...

They've been really well looked after...

Today we took a walk to the local car boot sale. Once we got through the regulars - the garden tools, interspersed with china tea sets...

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