Learning Phonics at Home

Tuesday, 17, May, 2016

Whether you're homeschooling your child or just helping with homework, knowing about phonics is important for helping your child to read, especially as you need to go right back to the basic building blocks of language. Once your child has the hang of phonics, they will find it much easier to deal with new, more difficult words, even whilst they are reading alone. Much like learning anything, it's always best to start with the basics. For phonics that means starting with the most common and e ....

Why Storytelling Matters

Tuesday, 19, Apr, 2016

Since the dawn of civilisation people have told stories, not just for entertainment but as a way of preserving memories and storytelling is still an important part of children's educations. Whilst factual books are useful for learning facts and doing research, stories engage children and help to develop a love of reading both by themselves and with others. They also help to build vocabulary and stimulate the mind, in fact research has showed that children reading or hearing different stories ....

Encouraging Reluctant Readers

Sunday, 27, Mar, 2016

Reading is important in so many areas of education but not all children enjoy reading; they may find reading hard and be feeling discouraged or they might just think that it's not "cool" to be a bookworm. As it is such an important factor of your child's education, it is a good idea to find ways of encouraging them to read as much as possible. A really simple but easy way to pique your child's interest in reading is to let them choose the subject matter, even if that means reading a non-ficti ....