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5 Tips To Rocket Your Boy Into Reading

As parents we all have varying experiences of how our boys take to the challenge of learning to read. Some boys revel in the challenge, while others show little interest in learning the mechanics of reading—and I’ve had conversations with many mums who say they have a child in both camps. Whether our boys are […]

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Learning to read is not a sprint race

Learning to Read is not a Sprint Race

Parenting is sometimes a competitive business. Mothers and fathers are heard to passionately discuss ‘firsts’ – whose child walks first, talks first, reads first. If our child isn’t achieving these milestones at the same age it can cause stress and worry. However, research shows a child who learns to read at a young age will […]

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Help, my kid hates reading

I have been blessed with two awesome sons. Being a former teacher, literacy specialist and all-round lover of books I thought my kids would love reading too. Wrong. Both boys have had their fair share of loathing reading. It has been touch and go during their junior schooling with my constant worry that they will […]

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