Books About Friendship

Monday, 11, Apr, 2016

One of the many fantastic things about reading is that they can help make sense of the world around us so they are the perfect tool for figuring out friendships, which are constantly changing and evolving as children grow up. Here are a few that you can try depending on your child's age and interests to help explain friendship and resolve issues surrounding it. Sharing a Shell. (Julia Donaldson) This fun rhyming story tells the tale of a hermit crab, an anemone and a bristleworm as they l ....

Top Books for Spring

Sunday, 06, Mar, 2016

Spring is on its way and the flowers are starting to bloom! Books are a great way of exploring the changing seasons with children, keeping them amused during those April showers and even as an alternative present to an Easter egg. Here are a few suggestions of great Spring-themed books for you to look out for. Guess how much I love you in the Spring. (Sam McBratney) There are actually 4 'Guess how much I love you' you books and in this first one Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare ....

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. ....