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Raising readers
We all know how important it is for our children to learn to read and write. Although we rely on our children’s schools to teach them these skills, as parents we have a vital and special role to play in our children’s literacy development. Our role is not to teach our children to read but to support them in the... Read the full article
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In a nutshell: How children learn to read
As parents it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the advice we are offered on how best to help our children learn to read! It seems like everyone is telling us what to do. But, often what we really need to know is how children learn to read. Here, in a nutshell, are the most important things... Read the full article
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Helping struggling readers
Do you remember how you learnt to read? The chances are that if you found learning to read easy as a child, you can’t remember a thing about it! But speak to someone who struggled to learn how to read and they can probably recall the details of every painful moment. So, how can you help your child who is... Read the full article
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Encouraging literacy at home
Homes are ideal places for children to learn about how we use reading and writing to get things done but also for pleasure. Use these simple ideas to help turn your home into a literacy-learning hub!
1. If you want your children to become literate, they need to see you using reading and writing in different... Read the full article
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My late husband spent six years working abroad when my children were younger. He would be leave for five months and then be home for a two-week break. He had no access to Skype as he was in a restricted military base in Iraq. Raising two small children alone for 45 weeks a year was not easy for me. But we made it work. My husband wanted to be as... Read the full article

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