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Inspire Your Children to Read

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It’s never too soon to introduce your child to books and the fun that is to be found in reading. Even newborns will enjoy the time you spend together reading aloud from your favourite childhood story books. Babies love to listen to the sounds of your voice; they learn from it and before you know it their gurgles of appreciation turn into giggles and words. This is all thanks to the talking that is taking place. As your child gets older and develops they’ll be able to interact more, looking at the pictures, touching the book, the words and the...

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Make Time for Reading

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Life can be hectic. Running round after children all day, working, the housework, every day is full. Sometimes it’s okay to let a few things slip, but even on the busiest days it’s a good idea to keep up the routine of a book at bedtime. Setting the Scene Unlike television, books are perfect to end the day with. There are no bright screens that affect the quality of sleep and it’s the ideal quiet time for bonding and relaxation. Creating a routine that helps your child to become familiar with the process. Make the bed comfortable or set up...

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Make Stories Come Alive

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One of the great things about starting school is all those brilliant new books your children get to bring home. There are so many new adventures to discover and children love to spend time with their mum and dad looking at the pictures and learning new words. Not all children have a love for books though and sometimes it can be a struggle getting your child to sit still long enough to complete the book. A wonderful way of encouraging reluctant readers is to bring the book to life. Instead of just sitting and reading why not turn the book...

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