How can I help my child with reading?

In this blog post I explore three important aspects of children’s reading: how to support early readers; how to be a better reader; how to get children interested in reading. How to support early readers – as a guide, if a child needs help with more than one in ten of the words in a book then the text is too challenging: to persist with a book that a child is struggling to read might result in demotivation, loss of interest in reading and poor self-esteem. Clearly, if a child is to progress to trickier texts there needs to be an element of...

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