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Find out what sort of books to expect to come home in your child’s book bag, and get top tips on how best to support your child.
Educational publishing expert Andrea Quincey explains why reading schemes are important, and what the different colours, bands and levels actually mean.
Find out what Read Write Inc. Phonics is and find eBooks, videos, and kits to help your child as they learn to read with Read Write Inc. Phonics at home.
What is phonics? Find out in our phonics guide for parents. Learn about Letters and Sounds, the phonics screening test, and how to practice phonics at home.
Science and engineering provide fantastic career opportunities, but science is not just for scientists – it’s a huge part of everyday life. A good grounding in science will help every child to navigate their world and make good decisions. Isabel Thomas recommends books for ages 3–11 to inspire your young scientist.
Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with our eBook library, containing hundreds of free eBooks. Developed for children aged 3–11.
Education expert James Clements runs through everything you need to keep your child’s reading skills developing during the school lockdown.
Read with Oxford Stage 2 is for children who are able to read very simple stories. They will enjoy listening to stories while practising reading skills.
Find out how your child’s reading skills will develop in Reception. Discover fun activities, ideas, and books to support your 4–5-year-old at home.
Education expert and writer James Clements offers up 4 different approaches to structuring your child’s day learning at home.
Education expert James Clements talks about how children who are already confident readers can get the most out of their reading.
From ‘thinking outside the bookbag’ to reading for a purpose, children’s author and mum of three Isabel Thomas shares some great advice on helping reluctant readers get excited about books.
Worried about your child’s reading? Help is at hand! Jean Gross CBE gives her expert advice on how to support children who struggle with reading.
Education expert James Clements talks about the lessons we can learn from teachers about helping your child to learn at home.
A rich vocabulary allows a child to enjoy their reading, to express themselves and to learn about the world. James Clements offers tips on how to help your child’s vocabulary develop.
Read with Oxford is an exciting range of levelled books to build reading confidence at home. Use Stage 1 to start your child on their reading journey.
Children’s librarian Greta Paterson shares her 5 top tips for choosing books for 3–7 year olds.
It can be hard making the jump from counting numbers to calculating. Sheila O’Reilly shares activities to introduce your child to addition and subtraction.
Wendy Cooling MBE has selected her favourite illustrated books to help you introduce your child to the wonders of stories and storytelling.
Gary Wilson gives his expert advice on getting boys to read, including tips on motivating reading habits and encouraging independence.
Headteacher Tracey Smith shares her ideas for fun and easy games you can play to build your child’s vocabulary and boost their confidence with words.
Education expert and writer James Clements explains what your child would be learning at school, and how we can use (or not use) the curriculum at home.
Early Years teacher and mother Sheila O’Reilly shows us how to use Numicon shapes to help your child learn to count and order numbers.
Starting school is a big milestone in a child’s life – not to mention a parent/carer’s too! Here are eight engaging stories and picture books about starting school to share with your child, to gently prepare them for their first day.
Find out how your child’s reading skills will develop in nursery. Discover fun activities, ideas, and books to support your 3–4-year-old at home.
To celebrate the publication of the brand-new Big Words for Little People series, we’ve got three pairs of books to give away! (November 2020)
Read our top five tips for getting your child school-ready, download our Starting School checklist and print a certificate for your child.
Building confidence in maths early on will pay back many times over. Get tips for developing your child’s mental arithmetic skills.
It’s never too early to explore numbers with your child. These ideas will help your child to explore numbers, giving them a great start to developing early maths skills and concepts.
Shapes are all around us and there are many ways you can start exploring them with your child. Get ideas on how to help familiarise your child with different shapes in all sorts of contexts.
Early Years teacher and mother Sheila O’Reilly shows us how the 1st Steps with Numicon at Home kit can support your child’s early maths development.
Find out what literacy and maths skills your child will learn in Reception, and discover ways you can support their learning at home.
Subtraction is a key concept in the primary maths curriculum. Here are some easy activities you can try at home to build your child’s skills and confidence.
Fun activity books to develop early numeracy and literacy skills. Try some free activities and help your child get ready for primary school.
To celebrate the publication of the brand-new All Aboard series, we’ve got three pairs of books to give away! (January 2020)
Progress with Oxford activity books help develop essential English and Maths skills. Help your child practise phonics, numbers, handwriting and more.
It’s the season of giving, so we’re celebrating with not just one book of the month, but a whole bundle of festive treats!
Maths expert Andrew Jeffrey shares five easy-to-implement strategies that can make a positive difference to our children’s maths learning at home.
A series of picture books created by the language experts at Oxford University Press to introduce young children to the words they need to make sense of their feelings.
Get into the festive spirit with our Christmas activities, including lots of crafty ideas for making decorations!
Reception means most children’s very first step into formal schooling, and can be both exciting and nervewracking! Find out what to expect and what your child will be learning.
Education expert James Clements shares his ideas for keeping the children busy – in a constructive way – when you need to be getting on with something.
Louise Pennington shows us her top five maths games, including ‘Bunny rabbit ears’ and ‘What’s in the bag?’, to help your child practise their number facts.
Over the coming weeks, we are bringing you exciting new challenges, drawalongs and storytimes direct from the very best authors and illustrators. Find out more.
Fiona Lazenby tells us her four top tips for learning about volume, area and capacity at home, and having messy fun in the process!
From hand-print Christmas wreaths to games to develop shape recognition skills, discover lots of toddler-friendly crafts and activity ideas to try with your little ones this Christmas!
Practise early maths and letter recognition skills with some Christmas colouring in and get lots of car game ideas to keep everyone occupied on long journeys this Christmas.
Find activity ideas and book recommendations to keep the kids busy this summer.
From seriously spine-tingling stories to tales about the silliest of spooks, our collection of Halloween reading recommendations is packed full of books to entertain 2–12 year-olds on long, dark autumn nights.
Have fun with our reading games, phonics games, and maths games for 4-year-olds.
Measure and record your child’s height as they grow with this height chart.
An award-winning reading series for children ages 4–11. Follow the action-packed adventures of Max, Cat, Ant, and Tiger as they journey through space!
With UK schools closed again, we’ve pulled together some of our most popular blog posts from the first lockdown to help you support your children’s learning at home.
Science writer Isabel Thomas shares her top five tips for cultivating maths skills in the garden, no matter how big or small your green space and green fingers.
If, like us, finding the enthusiasm to keep going with home learning is tricky, here are a few ideas for making it over the finish line.
Make this year’s celebration of books and reading extra special with our no-sew World Book Day costume ideas, inlcluding Winnie the Witch and Isadora Moon.
Don’t have Numicon shapes at home? Download, print, and cut out these free Numicon shapes.
Education expert and writer James Clements talks about the importance of reading to your child to boost their educational success in all sorts of ways.
Education expert and writer James Clements suggests 6 practical things you get get ready over the weekend for next week’s learning at home.
Educational expert and writer James Clements gives his 3 top tips of how to get started with teaching your child at home.
These exciting rhyming games encourage children to practise their letters and sounds. They will help your child link groups of letters with their sounds, recognise rhyming words, develop memory and concentration skills and develop early reading and spelling skills.
Tips and activities to help your 3- or 4-year-old develop maths and literacy skills at home.
Tips and activities to help your 4- or 5-year-old develop maths and literacy skills at home.
The First Steps with Numicon at Home Kit has been designed for parents and carers of pre-school children (aged 3–5) and uses a multi-sensory approach to help develop essential maths skills during the Foundation Stage and early Key Stage 1.
Let our professional storytellers take you on an adventure! Traditional tales, Winnie the witch stories, and more for children aged 3–8.
Watch Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, read phonically decodable stories from her Read with Oxford Songbirds collections.
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