Children’s Books about Autumn

Tuesday, 27, Sep, 2016

Autumn is one of the most fun times of the year, from the colourful, falling leaves and conkers to bonfires and trick-or-treating so what better way to while away the days as they draw in than to snuggle up with a seasonal book. Here are a few picks for you to enjoy with your children whether they are toddlers who are exploring board books or school age kids who are reading by themselves.   Guess How Much I Love You in the Autumn. (Sam McBratney) This classic bedtime story has a lovely ....

Starting Sight Words

Wednesday, 17, Aug, 2016

By the time your child starts school they will know around 4000 to 6000 words and seem to be picking up new words and phrases every day. Whilst they do not need to be reading by themselves when they start reception, it is always a good idea to read together as much as you can and encourage your child to recognise some simple words such as 'to', 'go', 'sat', 'dog', etc. A lot of teachers recommend that you keep reading together for the purpose of learning to read separate from the equally impo ....

Books About Starting School

Tuesday, 09, Aug, 2016

Starting school is a huge event in your child's life and one of the ways you can help your child get emotionally and mentally ready for it is reading stories about starting school. Here are a few to choose from that you can read together at bedtime or during the day. Charlie and Lola; I Am Absolutely Too Small For School. (Lauren Child) The Charlie and Lola TV series and books are really relatable and lifelike with the right amount of whimsical. In this book, Lola is feeling nervous about ....