Early Chapter Books for Vociferous Readers

My eldest has reached that stage where he can’t help but read – every spare moment is taken up with reading, and that is not an exaggeration. He will read from the moment he wakes up to the moment he falls asleep. It makes me sad, in some ways, that…

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Next Steps with Reading

There have been plenty of signs in recent weeks that D has been working on something big, developmentally. It’s hard to not get frustrated with him when his behaviour is difficult or he is prone to outbursts or just seems to be endlessly tired. I have to work hard to…

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Encouraging a Love Of Reading & Creating Confident Readers

It will be no surprise to my regular readers that I am keen about encouraging a love of reading in my children and there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t find all three of them reading a book. We are at the stage of seeing D able…

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Introducing Mrs Wordsmith

Our first term of home education has been going well, and I think we have settled into a nice rhythm in our day-day. Things are winding down now for us in terms of the formal ‘work’ but I have some plans for the new year and how we will tackle…

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Autumn Children’s Books

Since having Daniel and Emma I have discovered a whole new world of children’s publishing. I have written so much already about the many beautiful and engaging books that we have and I was thrilled recently to be sent through some books from the team at Autumn Children’s Book &…

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