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Margaret Rees

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5 Must read books for early readers

Posted by Margaret Rees on Mar 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Reading is all around us. I encourage parents to take advantage of everyday opportunities to demonstrate to your child what reading is about.

Inspiring a love of reading in children can be as simple as making smart book choices.

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Topics: Boys and literacy

How to know when to correct reading technique

Posted by Margaret Rees on Feb 22, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Encouraging and demonstrating a love of reading is vitally important in developing literate and passionate readers.

We suggest that parents provide their children with frequent and varied access to books – through visits to the library, as gifts, and through regular family reading sessions. In an earlier blog, I have shared my top tips for developing a love of reading in boys.

Parents need to demonstrate their own reading fluency. Read aloud to your child from quality children’s books will model fluent reading. Adopting a lot of expression also makes the experience more enjoyable for your child.

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Topics: Boys and literacy, Early learning

Top 7 tips to inspire boys to read

Posted by Margaret Rees on Feb 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

There are opportunities for all of us to engage in reading every day. Encouraging children to read starts at home and it’s never too early to start.

I suggest that parents create a reading environment where reading is regarded as enjoyable, important and necessary. There are so many simple ways in which parents can plant the reading ‘bug’. Providing children with easy access to books so that they can help themselves at any time is a great starting point.

Here’s my top tips to inspire boys to read:

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Topics: Boys and literacy