Tips for helping your beginning reader

Many four year olds start to show an interest in reading. Once they have figured out that the little squiggles on the page mean something (i.e. having print awareness), their curiosity grows and they may tell you “I want to read”.  Then what? You may want to start whipping out sight word flashcards or sign your children up to reading apps like ‘Reading Eggs’. But here are three things any parent can do that will boost their child’s readiness for reading and set them up for literacy success in years to come. All three tips are based what research tells us are the foundational skills in reading, demonstrated by the Reading Rope (Scarborough, 2001).

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Best Books for Babies

Have you got a baby shower coming up? We all know books are a perfect addition to any nursery but did you know that there are books specifically designed to capture the attention of young babies? Read on to see the best ones we recommend. Continue reading “Best Books for Babies”

When do kids grow out of “fishes” and “me do it”?

It is super cute when a child says things like “me do it” and “I ated dinner”. Their confidence combined with the grammatical error causes most parents to delight in their child’s communication skills. Let’s explore why kids make such cute grammatical errors and when you should see these errors to be replaced by the correct grammatical form of the word. Continue reading “When do kids grow out of “fishes” and “me do it”?”