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 ....

Keeping the Kids Reading over Summer

Tuesday, 02, Aug, 2016

The summer holidays are a great time of the year for spending family time together and for children to have a break before they start a new academic year but it can also mean a few important skills get rusty, especially with literacy. Like everything, practice makes perfect and keeping reading up over summer will help your children be ready for the new term and new challenges so here are some ideas to keep the cogs turning over the summer holidays- Try a reading challenge- Sites like Pinteres ....

Fun Ways to Learn the Alphabet

Thursday, 30, Jun, 2016

The first start of learning to read is learning the alphabet but it can take a while so to make sure neither you or your child don't get bored and to keep letter-learning fun, here are a few different ways of learning. Point out letters everywhere. As well as letters in books, point out letters on signs, number plates, anywhere. You could try spotting all the letters of the alphabet or your names. Letter magnets and a baking tray. They're not just for keeping notes and artwork on the fri ....