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Tips on how to teach your dyslexic child to read.

There are really some useful ideas in this post over at The Brain Gym Dublin for helping all readers, not just those with dyslexia. “Dyslexics have difficulty recalling words. As soon as your child has learned enough common sight words … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Children Read More? (part 3)

I tutor a couple of children who hate reading. I don’t mean they’d rather play football or computer games than read,  I mean they’d rather gargle saltwater than pick up a book. It’s always a challenge to find something that … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Children Read More? (part 2)

I have read 13 books so far this year. Many of them have contained at least one mistake, and a few of them have been so riddled with mistakes I couldn’t help wondering whether the publishing company had even heard … Continue reading

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International Mother Language Day

Today is International Mother Language Day. On this date in 1952, a group of students were shot because they were demonstrating for their language to be recognised as an official language. The day is now used to promote the importance … Continue reading

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REsources – Part 2 (Christmas resources)

Christmas is another tricky time of year – most children know the nativity story by the time they start school but I found some fantastic books, suitable for KS1, which tell the story with a twist. The Grumpy Shepherd tells … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

It’s the summer holidays. Hopefully everyone is enjoying the time off, but if you or your young ones are getting bored, why not have a look at these books? For KS1: Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat by Ursula Williams. This is … Continue reading

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Letter to Michael Gove

Dear Mr Gove I have read the stories in the news about the government’s proposal for a compulsory reading list for primary school children, and I am asking you to reconsider. I have had a love of books and reading … Continue reading

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