Usborne, Usborne... How I do love you! Usborne publish awesome non fiction. Finding out books, activity books, spotter's guides, they do the lot...and they do them well! Their design is always spot on and they are immensely interactive, entertaining and kid friendly. Best of all, Usborne are very good at keeping their finding out books... Continue Reading →
Teaching your child to read – book bands, reading schemes and early readers.
The world of reading schemes, book bands, early readers and early chapter books can be a bit of a minefield and seems to have its own language. It can be particularly tricky if your child hasn't started school yet and you are working it all out on your own. I thought it might be useful... Continue Reading →
Usborne Reading Programme
Mollie can read! She can select a book and read words by sight, mostly fluently. When she gets stuck she has the strategies to break words up, sound them out, read ahead and use the pictures as clues. Last week she fell asleep with a book that she had been reading to herself! (So proud!)... Continue Reading →