Fun Ways To Teach a Child How To Spell Their Name

Just before my daughter turned four, she suddenly became obsessed with letters. She couldn’t get enough of them! Pointing them out, trying to figure out which letter was which, and, of course, trying to write them using her beloved set of crayons! It was at this point I realised that it was time to get my act together and help her to recognise, spell, and write her name. At the end of the day, names are special. It’s commonly the first word a child learns; therefore, it’s the perfect starting place to begin the process of learning and identifying letters.  … Read more

Helping Your Child To Read: How To Increase Reading Level

As you’ll no doubt be aware, academic success is centred around literacy. Building robust reading skills is absolutely essential for your child to truly blossom; therefore, if your child is struggling or falling behind, it’s vital to identify the issue and facilitate their development to bring them up to speed. To help you do this, we’ve compiled this list of strategies, activities, and tips that you can implement into every learning. But before you begin, it’s crucial to remember that regardless of your child’s age or current reading ability, all children develop at different rates and some just take a … Read more

How Parents Can Help With Reading Comprehension At Home

A child’s parents are their first and most important teachers. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that it’s verging on the impossible to overstate the colossal impact parents have on their child’s reading ability and success. During a child’s first few years of schooling, teachers help to foster a young reader’s development, enabling them to progress their reading skills and, ultimately, become a proficient reader. However, learning to read takes years of practise and dedication – far more than a child can receive during their days at school. Therefore, it is essential that reading practise is continued … Read more

How To Help a Child With ADHD Learn To Read

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other similar learning disabilities commonly struggle to develop strong reading comprehension skills, resulting in a lack of confidence when reading. If your little reader is having difficulty learning to read, today’s piece we’ll provide you with 11 actionable and easy-to-follow tidbits of advice that will help you to help your child become a better reader. During first and second grade, the majority of children will develop reading skills to the point where they’re able to read. By the start of third grade, students will be expected to have the ability to read and … Read more

Learning and Development: How To Build A Child’s Confidence

It cannot be overstated how critically important confidence is to a children’s learning and development, not to mention future health, success, and happiness. Children full of confidence are far better equipped to deal with all the trials and tribulations life might throw their way – peer pressure, challenges both inside and outside of the classroom, responsibility, and the whole gamut of childhood emotions, to name but a few. But what is the most important cog in the mechanism known as ‘confidence’? That’s right adults; it’s YOU!  Parents and teachers play a hugely pivotal role in building and fostering confidence in … Read more

Seven-Year-Old Struggling To Read: Here’s What You Should Know

Outside of health, our child’s education and development is one of our biggest worries as parents. Thoughts such as: ’What if they don’t progress as quickly as other children?’, ‘What if they struggle to develop as quickly as is expected?’, ‘What if my child struggles to read?’ and ‘What can I do if my child is struggling to read?’ are commonplace. But what happens if your fears are realised, and your child is developing at a slower rate than others?  One question we are asked on a frequent basis is whether or not it’s normal for a seven-year-old child not … Read more

Early Reading Books: 21 Best Books For Toddlers

If you’ve found your way to this article, you’re no doubt aware of the importance of introducing children to books and stories from a very young age. The question is, what type of books should read to your little ones? With an almost insurmountable choice of books available, it can often be a challenging task trying to decipher which the best choices are. Therefore, we’ve tried to make your life a little easier by furnishing you with what we feel are the 25 best early reading books for toddlers.  Early Reading Books For Toddlers: Our Top 21 Toddlers are inquisitive, … Read more

Is Your Child Struggling To Read? Here are Nine Things You Should Know

Reading is an essential skill; of that, there is no doubt. But what can you do if your child is struggling to read? Is it something you should worry about? At what point should you take action? And what action should you take? There a million and one questions that will go through your head if your little one is having a hard time learning to read – all of which is completely natural. It goes without saying that we, as parents, want the absolute best for our children, so it can be troublesome learning that your child isn’t developing … Read more

Teach Your Two-Year-Old To Read: The Complete Guide

As parents, we’re eager to give our children the best start in life. We want their development to be as successful and efficient as possible, and we’ll do anything we can to facilitate this. However, it’s not always easy to know when we should introduce certain aspects of learning to our children, forever asking ourselves, “When is the right age?” or “Is it too early?”. Questions like these are especially relevant to reading. With an abundance of what seems to be conflicting evidence out there, it can often be confusing to know when to initiate your child’s reading journey. Should … Read more

Learning To Before The Age of Two: Early Reading For Ages 0-2

If you’ve found your way to this article (welcome, by the way!), you’re no doubt interested in teaching your young child how to read – or at least begin the learning process. While there is some debate as to whether it is possible to teach children under the age of two to read, there is no doubt that an early introduction to words, languages, letters, and books will have a positive effect on their development. The question is, “What is the best way to introduce reading to a child between the ages of 0 and two?”. Well, in today’s piece, … Read more