Have you ever asked a student to read something in class only to then ask them about it, and be met with a blank expression? As teachers, we might be left wondering why this is, particularly when our students sound like they’re reading.  But as it turns out, there’s a lot more to reading than just sounding out the words.  Reading comprehension involves students engaging in a lot of Read more

Some children bask in the uninterrupted reading time that the summer holidays allows, while others celebrate the end of the school year - and enforced reading requirements - with glee. However, it’s important for children to continue reading over the summer school holidays in order to maintain Read more

Learning to read is an important part of every child’s development. It helps children build important, lifelong skills in areas such as language, concentration, critical thinking and memory. Plus, it can be a lot of fun for many children as it expands their imagination and teaches them about a range of interesting topics. There are six components of effective reading: oral language, phonics, Read more

It is undeniable that reading is important for a child’s development. It builds so many Read more

Being a parent means you're your child's first teacher - it also means you can help your child to read! Learning to read is closely linked with language growth and the best way to develop your child’s language and reading abilities is to develop an interest and a positive attitude to reading in a relaxed home environment. It is important not to place any demands on a child to develop any Read more