Monthly Archives: August 2010

Starting School.”Where’s Your Reading Book?”

Friday afternoon at the school gates. You’re standing with Sophie’s ma. Sophie runs out, waving a school reading book and a shiny new home/school record book. Cue Sophie’s ma-lap of honour round the school yard. Your child follows, black paint … Continue reading

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Help your child to want to read

It’s ok. I’m not expecting you to teach your child to read. I just want to give you a few tips that will help your child to reach that magic point we in the trade call “reading readiness.” Why learn … Continue reading

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Want to help an under-5 learn to write?

Let’s do an experiment. Ok, take your sock off-left one if you’re right handed, right one if you’re left. Put a large sheet of paper on the floor, grasp a thick pencil between your first & second toes – hold … Continue reading

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Starting School this September? Making it Easier.

It’s that scary time of year when parents start to worry about how their children will cope when they start school. It’s true, some will get a bit upset at first but this rarely lasts long. Reception class teachers are usually … Continue reading

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