Kids Reading

Reading With Your 'Just Reading' Child

Cassie Pearse | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Parents
Cassie Pearse

Here's a weird one: we all know that reading to/with our kids is a positive thing, but are there lines that shouldn't be overstepped? If you, the adult, have wonderful memories of childhood books, how should you proceed with your own children, instilling that same love of reading without foisting anything on them?

Books For Budding Readers

Rebecca Bainbridge | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Bainbridge

I feel very privileged to have had this job. When reading some of the old favourites to the classes I've been transported back to my own childhood, when life was much simpler. But it's also allowed me to discover some new gems that I look forward to reading with my troublesome trio.

Why You Should Read More - A Lot More

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

In my previous posts about reading, I have failed to address precisely why I value books so much. In this post, I want to address a question I have been asked many times since I started writing about this topic: why read at all?

Tackling The Lack Of Diversity In Children's Books

Susan Daniels OBE | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Susan Daniels OBE

I believe characters in stories should be as diverse as the people who read them, but only a very small handful of children's books feature a deaf character. There are more than 45,000 deaf children in the UK. Most are born to hearing parents and go to mainstream schools where they may be the only deaf child, so they can feel quite isolated.

Why I'm Giving Books To Strangers This Valentine's Day

Ruth Duncan | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Duncan

If you were going to give an extra special Valentine this year what would it be? This year, I'm not going to send cards, flowers or cute teddy bears to anyone, even if I do love them. Instead I'm giving gifts to people I don't know and might never meet, and my heart feels full just thinking about it.

The Importance Of Literacy And Reading With And For Young Children

Georgia Byng | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Parents
Georgia Byng

I've been writing children's books all my life. It's partly because I have a child inside me who needs entertaining, and partly because I want to help children to love reading. For I believe that a world filled with readers is a safer, happier world. Ignorance is dangerous.

Bath Book Bed... Then a Glass of Wine and Bliss!

Gemma Malley | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents
Gemma Malley

It's 8pm. You've had a long day. You want to sit down, want to eat something, probably have a glass of wine, decompress a bit. And instead you're on your knees, begging, coaxing and pleading with your toddler to get into bed, to stay there, to close their eyes, to please.... PLEASE go to sleep...

Tech for Good - Getting Kids to Read More, and Enjoy It

Steve Skidmore | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Tech
Steve Skidmore

We have been in this game for a long time. We had digitised several of our books and were offering them as apps before ebooks had ever been thought of!

It's Dads' Duty to Read

Andrew Watson | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Watson

One of the best ways to foster creativity in children is to read to them or, better yet, to make up stories with them, and fathers in particular have an important role to play in this: it's long been recognised that the more a dad reads to his children, the greater their verbal intelligence, academic success and emotional wellbeing.

Oh The Places You'll Go

Matt Zitron | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Zitron

I'd like to think of myself as a veracious reader. The reason I'm slightly non-committal to that statement is when I say it to people I worry it conjures up me pouring over Yeats and Hemingway; when in reality I just finished a young reader's novel that Charlie Kaufman's set to adapt.