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Children and Reading

Children’s reading seems such an innocuous topic (it’s hard to find anyone to argue children shouldn’t read…) but then you enter the world of phonics, reading schemes and school reading records; parental angst about whether their children are reading enough, or reading the right things; and the challenges of keeping up with the rapidly changing formats for reading through apps and e-books.  These posts explore these issues and aim to start (constructive) debate.



Surviving the school reading scheme years

Surviving the school reading scheme years

Go anywhere near the primary education talk boards on Mumsnet and the levels of anxiety about levelled reading scheme books is hard to avoid.  Inevitably any conversation thread includes DDs or DSs that are already on gold star plus level even though there are only...