Making Learning to Read Easier and More Fun

Sunday, 31, Jan, 2016

Helping to teach your child to read is rewarding but can be hard work for both you and your child. As well as reading books with your children, there are plenty of things you can do to make the process more fun and enjoyable as well as helping to expand their knowledge and understanding of words. 1. Only focus on a few letters at a time. To avoid overwhelming your child and to make sure everything is sinking in, only focus on 3 or 4 letters or blended sounds at one time. 2. Explore poetry. ....

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 ....