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Inspire Them / 02.11.2018

(Head to the bottom of this post for your free printable family reading journal.) Getting reluctant readers hooked on books can be a great first step to helping them lose any resistance they have to reading.  There can be many reasons why they are reluctant to reading but building up their interest in books is often a great start. In this post I have included ideas that will help you approach reading strategies with a reluctant reader without forcing them to read.  I have combined this with ideas that will...

Inspire Them / 27.11.2018

This post contains affiliate links. For even more great new picture books head to the bottom of this post. I have selected some wonderful books to add to your bookshelves and enrich your lives.  Each of these books taught my children and I so much about so many amazing women and how they impacted our lives and the world around us.  All of these titles are equally of value and interest to boys and girls.   Each title hear tells the story of inspirational women.  Some are names you will recognise and...

Inspire Them, Read Aloud Together / 21.11.2018

This post contains affiliate links. For even more great new picture books head to the bottom of this post. Giving a picture book to a child can be a wonderful gift for them.  If you give them one of these picture books it will be a gift for the whole family!   These are four books that I have selected from my list of the best 30 new books this year.  All four of them are astonishingly beautiful in their own unique way.   With the advance of technology you would be forgiven for...

Inspire Them, Read by Example, Reading / 18.11.2018

In this video you will learn how focusing on yourself can be a great way to increase your child's interest in reading.     Be a reader yourself! Enjoy some books and talk about them.  Go to the library and get a book for yourself. This is the fourth video in the series: 6 Ways To Get Your Child Hooked On Reading.  This video series will tell you everything you need to know to get your child hooked on reading....

Inspire Them, Reading, Reading Strategies / 10.11.2018

In this video you will learn how focusing on talk and conversation can be a great way to increase your child's interest in reading.     Talk about books. Discuss what happened and what could happen if the story carried on. A visit to the cinema can also inspire this kind of talk. This is the fifth video in the series: 6 Ways To Get Your Child Hooked On Reading.  This video series will tell you everything you need to know to get your child hooked on reading....

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

There is a lot of reading help online 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.     Reading help online: 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....

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.   Learning to read: 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...

Inspire Them, Reading, Reading Strategies / 04.11.2018

In this video you will learn about 5 alternatives to hearing your child read and how mixing them up can be a powerful tool to get them hooked.     The books I mention in this video are: The Monkey With a Bright Blue Bottom by Steve Smallman and Nick Schon Billy's Bucket by Kes Gray and Garry Parsons. Mix up your normal reading sessions. Read to them.  Read together.  Talk about books or films.  Tell stories. Act out or play a story.  Play memory games with sounds. This is the third video...

Inspire Them, Read Aloud Together, Reading / 31.10.2018

In this video you will learn how reading to your children can be a powerful tool to support their own reading and get them hooked.     The book I am reading at the end is: The Monkey With a Bright Blue Bottom by Steve Smallman and Nick Schon. Reading to your children and reading with them forms an important part of their development as a reader. This is great even for older children. This is the second video in the series: 6 Ways To Get Your Child Hooked On Reading. This video series...