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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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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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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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