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6 secrets to make your child a reader

Reading makes a huge difference. “not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers” Harry.S.Truman We know how regularly reading makes school life more successful; our children broaden their minds through the books they read and it’s just such a pleasurable thing to do – so it’s frustrating (I’m being polite) when your child will do anything but sit…

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Review: Monsters, Mayhem and a Sprinkling of Crumbs

Book Title: Monsters, Mayhem and a Sprinkling of Crumbs Author: Tracey Corderoy  Reviewed by: Katy Reeve                   Series: Book 2-Sprinkling of Crumbs Series Age range: Bang on the button–(6-8) Genre: Humour, Mystery This book is a great choice if your child: enjoys funny, character, mystery stories has read short chapter books independently. gets drawn into a narrative through description…

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Growing a reader

 As a parent we hope our child will grow up to be a reader, we know how important it is. Reading not only enables us to decode and comprehend, it also enables us to enter another world, step outside our comfort zone and broaden our understanding of the world. We need children to enjoy reading independently and confidently and to choose the right books for them. For…

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Creating a Book Nook

Part of growing a reader is creating a space that encourages reading. Cozy Book Nooks can be found in classrooms and homes, they need to feel like special places reserved for reading,  places to curl up and unwind with a good book. With a little effort you can create an appealing and relaxing book nook that your children will want to…

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5 ways to learn the times tables

The expectation that all children must know their times tables up to 12×12 before the end of Key Stage 2 has hit the headlines recently. The thought behind it is that reciting all of your times tables inside out and backwards makes maths easier, it frees up brain space to problem solve and it saves time – but it doesn’t always happen easily.

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8 ways to handle homework

Homework can become a dreaded chore or even a battle. Faced with increasing homework demands it’s tempting to ignore it or leave it to the last minute. That’s when the all too familiar cries of “I’m too tired”, “I don’t know what to do” echo from both your child and you. However, with a bit of planning and routine, homework can…

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