Halloween Costumes Inspired by Books

Wednesday, 26, Oct, 2016

Halloween is almost upon us and, whether you're celebrating it during half term week or on the day itself, it's a great excuse to get dressed up. Instead of the usual costumes, why not celebrate your family's favourite books with some literature-inspired costumes? Book themed outfits aren't just for World Book Day and it gives you a chance to look for new inspiration. Here are some of our ideas to get you started. The Worst Witch Mildred Hubble is a firm favourite in most primary schools ....

Non-Fiction Books for Kids

Saturday, 15, Oct, 2016

Story-telling has an important role to play in reading, both reading to children and encouraging them to read along, but non-fiction books are also great for readers of all ages. Not only do they encourage children to keep reading by involving something they have a keen interest in, they help to build vocabulary and develop new hobbies. Here are a few examples of non-fiction books that children love that you can easily find online or on the high street.   Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes. ....

Helping your Child with their Reading Homework.

Thursday, 06, Oct, 2016

If your child has started school this year you may have noticed that they've started to bring back homework already, usually a simple reading book in their book bag that may be changed daily or weekly and sometimes handwriting practice. It can be hard for children to do more learning in the evenings, especially after already adjusting to a full school day and new rules and surroundings, so they'll need your help to stay focused and motivated. One of the first things to bear in mind that they ....