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Challenge Them, Inspire Them, Reading, Reading Strategies, Reviews / 08.11.2018

There is a lot of support online for reading but it can vary dramatically in terms of usefulness, price and relevance.  I have picked a few of the most well-known apps and coordinated reading programs.  Most are designed to provide a range of activities and support that will take your child from the first early sound recognition through each stage of the reading journey. Teach Your Monster to Read This is an engaging app with the simple aim of teaching your monster to read and you along with it. As...

Inspire Them, Reading, Reading Strategies, Reviews / 06.11.2018

There is a lot of useful information out there about learning to read but it’s often difficult to find or to know how useful it will actually be.  I have found several articles that are aimed at giving information and advice to parents of children who are learning to read. I have listed them here with a short summary of what they cover.   Help Your Child Learn To Read-The BBC This is a basic but very useful article written to introduce the Cbeebies story-time app. The writers talk about the importance...

Books Not Bands, Reading / 30.07.2018

A guest post by Michael Tingey primary school teacher, deputy head and dad of 2. I’m not sure I have ever come across a toddler that doesn’t love books. They thrive under the positive attention they get from sitting and hearing stories with loved ones. These experiences provide them with moments of calm, times of great entertainment and opportunities to learn. Yet, from my experience as a key stage 2 teacher, contrasting views towards reading are sadly quite prevalent. When teaching Y6s, I know of many children, particularly boys, that can...