Keeping the Kids Reading over Summer

Tuesday, 02, Aug, 2016

The summer holidays are a great time of the year for spending family time together and for children to have a break before they start a new academic year but it can also mean a few important skills get rusty, especially with literacy. Like everything, practice makes perfect and keeping reading up over summer will help your children be ready for the new term and new challenges so here are some ideas to keep the cogs turning over the summer holidays- Try a reading challenge- Sites like Pinteres ....

Fun Ways to Learn the Alphabet

Thursday, 30, Jun, 2016

The first start of learning to read is learning the alphabet but it can take a while so to make sure neither you or your child don't get bored and to keep letter-learning fun, here are a few different ways of learning. Point out letters everywhere. As well as letters in books, point out letters on signs, number plates, anywhere. You could try spotting all the letters of the alphabet or your names. Letter magnets and a baking tray. They're not just for keeping notes and artwork on the fri ....

Is my Child Ready to Start Reading?

Sunday, 29, May, 2016

Learning to read is a marathon, not a sprint and it is best to start this major part of your child's education off on the best foot. Knowing whether or not your child is ready to start their reading journey can help make it smoother and less frustrating for everyone. Before your child learns how to read words they need to be able to recognise all the letters of the alphabet by name and the sound that they make. From learning letters you can progress to blended sounds and simple, short vowel w ....