Books & Reading

#BornToRead

I joined in a Twitter chat last week, in partnership with Save the Children and their Born to Read campaign. It shocked me. It upset me. It stayed with me. I learned that ‘A fifth of 7-year-olds from poorer families are already behind in reading. Most struggle to catch up, leading to a lifetime of …

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The Readings Read – August

As the end of the month is rolling round again, I’m sharing the books that have been favourite reads for each member of the Reading household in August.. Little Man – Dinosaur Roar (Paul & Henrietta Stickland) He loves this! It’s inspired his first birthday theme, and he now has a triceratops cake awaiting for …

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Reading Eggs Review

I’d seen a few mentions of this Reading Eggs in magazines and on-line, so I decided to investigate further. I asked Twitter for a few opinions, and all came back in favour of it, and as they operate a 14 day free trial, I decided to give it a whirl. Boo is 3 (she’ll be …

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Visit to the New Library

When I was growing up, I loved going to the local children’s library with my mum and brother. Whether it be for a story time session, or to choose our books, it always evokes a happy childhood memory. When Boo was born, I imagined similar trips, and then a few months after her birth, the …

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Readings Read

I’m a reader. I love books. I’ve always preferred burying my head in a book to pretty much any other pastime. When I was growing up and my family loved getting out on their bikes, playing various sports and expending pointless (in my view) energy, I’d be happily snuggled up somewhere with my book. Perhaps …

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