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Blog posts for: Reading & phonics

Reading: Age 5–6 (Year 1)

Reading: Age 5–6 (Year 1)

Children age 5–6 will have a growing knowledge of phonics and will be building up a range of reading skills. Find out how you can support them at home.

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Reading: Age 6–7 (Year 2)

Reading: Age 6–7 (Year 2)

Children age 6–7 will continue to build up a range of reading skills. Find out what you can do at home to support your child’s reading development.

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Reading: Age 9–10 (Year 5)

Reading: Age 9–10 (Year 5)

In Year 5, your child will be encouraged to read widely. Find out how to encourage them at home as they discover different types of language and writing.

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Reading: Age 7–8 (Year 3)

Reading: Age 7–8 (Year 3)

Children in Year 3 will hopefully be on the way to becoming a confident, independent readers. Find out how you can support their reading development at home.

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Comprehension

Comprehension

Find out how reading comprehension is taught throughout primary school, and take a look at our books, advice, and free activities to help at home.

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Read Write Inc. guide for parents

Read Write Inc. guide for parents

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.

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Learn to read with phonics

Learn to read with phonics

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.

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Reading: Age 4–5 (Reception)

Reading: Age 4–5 (Reception)

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.

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Reluctant readers

Reluctant readers

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.

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Struggling readers

Struggling readers

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.

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Read with Oxford Stage 1

Read with Oxford Stage 1

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.

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What is phonics?

What is phonics?

Education expert Laura Sharp breaks down what phonics is, how phonics is taught in schools, and why phonics is important and useful.

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Encouraging boys to read

Encouraging boys to read

Gary Wilson gives his expert advice on getting boys to read, including tips on motivating reading habits and encouraging independence.

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Reading: Age 3–4 (Early years)

Reading: Age 3–4 (Early years)

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.

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Reading for pleasure

Reading for pleasure

Not only does reading for pleasure improve children’s well-being, but it can be directly linked to children’s success at school and beyond. Get tips and book recommendations to encourage your child to read more.

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Project X Alien Adventures

Project X Alien Adventures

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!

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Building reading dens

Building reading dens

Isabel Thomas explains how making reading dens with your child can turn reading a book into a special shared adventure with these simple ideas.

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