Why read books with your children?

Monday, 22, Feb, 2016

We all know that reading is a great life skill and there's lots of evidence to show that the more children read, the better they do in school. Here are just a few more benefits of reading books with your children that you may or may not be aware of. Encourages basic reading skills. Reading whilst following the words helps to teach children how to read left to right and differentiate between pictures and words. The more you read together, the better they'll be able to read by themselves. ....

Brilliant Books for Under 5’s

Wednesday, 20, Jan, 2016

Story time is an essential part of any family’s day; it helps to install a love of reading, it is a great way to help your children unwind as part of their bedtime routine, it’s a cheap and cheerful boredom buster and it’s fantastic for family bonding time. At MyWordBuddy we believe that reading is great for children of all ages so here are some of our top picks of books to read with your under 5’s, but you’ll probably love them too! We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen and ....

Encouraging your Child to Read at Home

Wednesday, 20, Jan, 2016

There are so many benefits to children reading including improved academic results and better language skills but how can you turn reading at home into an enjoyable part of your family’s routine? Some children pick it up quickly, some in fits and bursts, others take much longer, but you can play a huge role in supporting their reading journey. Here are some of our top tips for encouraging your children to read at home. Let them choose the book. Going to the library to pick out a new book to ....