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Month: April 2017

Encouraging a love of literacy

There has been a bit of a focus on my blog about sight words and home readers – which both play a role in learning to read but how can we ensure our children love reading? And continue to love reading throughout their lives? Here are a few tips: Let them see you read. Let them see you read a variety of materials – not just the tablet or iPhone! Grab a book from the library, read the newspaper, subscribe to an informative magazine. Show them that reading is for… Read more Encouraging a love of literacy

Library visits and learning to read

Why should you take the time out of your weekend or afternoon to visit the library if your child already does so during school hours? Here are my seven reasons as to why you should visit your local library: You’re promoting the idea of sharing within the community. Many children have been brought up to expect everything new. Libraries promote the idea that we can share wonderful resources, take care of them and lend them to someone else. Lucy’s Book is a great read to instil this!  Community activities. Many… Read more Library visits and learning to read