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  • Would you like to know what kind of learner your child is?
    hold a particular appeal while for others they might use a combination In order to help you pave the way for a positive rewarding experience around books and reading have a look at the profiles for each style of learning below We give you tips on how to spot which is your son or daughter s preferred learning style and how to use this knowledge to support your family reading sessions 1 Auditory Learners How can you tell With these children it s all about sound Once they have heard the information they remember it What can you do These children will flourish when taught to read phonetically Their thinking is organised and sequential which means they prefer linear patterns Consequently they may not be strong when it comes to completing exclusively visual tasks 2 Visual Learners How can you tell With these children it s all about pictures When presented with a new idea they need to see the idea in order to learn it In school this type of learner would normally prefer to sit at the front where they can read the teacher s body language What can you do Using flashcards for sight word recognition is an ideal way to support this type of learner 3 Kinesthetic Learners How can you tell With these learners it s all about touch They take a hands on approach to their tasks They naturally prefer the physical activity rather than listening to an explanation or watching a demonstration What can you do Kinesthetic learners work well when their hands are busy Consider using blocks or other easily manipulated objects When you are reading to them bring in physical aids to illustrate the story You could use big medium sized and small bowls for the three bears porridge to give

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  • How is reading good for developing speech?
    the experience which means there is a strong chance it will become a regular activity 2 Talking and listening to young children develops their social and literacy skills and reading aloud is a good way of encouraging two way communication 3 Babies love the sound of their parents voices and reading aloud to them can be calming during times of distress or unease Coupled with the appearance of their favourite book and or character it can be a very soothing experience and help build the bond between you and your child 4 Books introduce children to the exciting world of stories and help them learn to express their own thoughts and emotions 5 Stories provide parents and carers with a structure to help them talk aloud to children and listen to their responses It helps overcome adult inhibitions and provides topics for discussion 6 Reading together gives babies and young children the chance to respond A gurgle in anticipation of a favourite story ending or a smile of enjoyment shows you that young children like to communicate and do so from a very young age 7 Characters words and sounds discovered through books can be talked about outside of reading

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  • Does my child have dsylexia?
    gets the help they need as early as possible Dyslexia is a hidden disability that affects reading writing and spelling It may also affect short term memory mathematical ability personal organisation and the ability to put things in order The condition is mainly inherited and caused by differences in the language areas of the brain With the right support children can be taught to cope with the condition they can learn to overcome this disability and stop it being a barrier to achievement If you think your child might have dyslexia you can look out for these signs Is bright in some ways but has a block in others Has difficulty reading is a slow reader misses letters words lines Has particular difficulty with spelling Has poor handwriting Has difficulty carrying out three instructions in sequence Has problems with reading comprehension Has difficulties with mathematics Puts figures or letters the wrong way round e g 15 for 51 6 for 9 was for saw Has difficulty understanding time and tense Confuses left and right Is there anyone else in the family with similar difficulties or that has dyslexia If the answer is yes to many of these questions you should

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  • Books help develop vocabulary
    connect sounds and the knowledge of the word to what is written on the page Remember Children s books contain 50 more rare words than prime time television Hayes Ahrens 1988 Books stimulate more verbal interaction between child and parent Vivas 1996 By age 3 50 of our language is in place By age 5 it s 85 Susan Deacon Joining the Dots The earlier children are read to the

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  • 10 picture books about Mum
    the fact that they re fantastic jugglers and fabulous cooks But most importantly Mums are really nice they make you laugh and they love you Reading Age 6 Interest level 3 7 4 Just Like You by Jan Fearnley Mother Mouse and Little Mouse encounter a series of different mothers all of whom do special things for their children Mama seal swims the seas in search of treasures and Mama Bird flies off to find food for her chicks Then Mother Mouse demonstrates her love for Little Mouse too A comforting and heart warming book ideal to read aloud Reading Age 4 Interest level 2 5 Sometimes by Emma Dodd This is a warm book about unconditional love A perfect book for encouraging children to do what they want with reassuring support this is a treasure to keep on your bookshelf to read again and again Reading Age 4 Interest level 2 6 A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton Little Owl falls asleep in his rather precarious nest falls onto the ground with a bump and becomes a bit lost Squirrel comes to his rescue and helps him find his mummy But it s not Bear or Rabbit but Frog who knows where she is Young children will love this retelling of a classic tale of a small animal looking for its mother Reading Age 5 Interest level 3 7 The Mummy Shop by Abie Longstaff One little boy is feeling very cross with his mummy so when he sees an advert for The Mummy Shop he decides to give them a ring They promises the perfect mummy but after multiple mishaps with a rabbit a sheep and a hedgehog it s starting to look like the perfect mummy doesn t exist until he realises he s known her all

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  • Make Mum and Gran a flower card!
    your child to make a very special flower which Mum and Granny will love It s also a great reading and writing activity Use words that you have used in your My mum or My gran books or simply I love my mum or gran You will need Card cut out 2 circles 8 petals and 1 leaf 1 green stick which you can get from your local garden centre or find a stick in the park Glue sellotape scissors and pens Instructions Use the pen to write a message on one of the circles eg I love mum Turn the circle over and stick the petals on the back round the circle Attach the stick to the back of the circle with sellotape On the second circle get your child to write their name write it yourself or use your child s handprint Use the glue and some sellotape to stick this circle to the first one with the stick in the middle Finally attach the leaf lower down on the stick If you ve got some cheap perfume you can even give this special flower a scent by spraying it carefully Read 1560 times Tweet Tagged under children

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  • Daughter with Down's syndrome inspired mum to start book business
    at home for a few years to look after her children Caroline explains Although I wasn t working as a teacher I had many challenges to overcome looking after my eldest child who was just 2 and caring for a very sick child My husband s career also involved us moving houses every few years and then just when I thought things were getting easier our son was born so there was never a dull moment The inspiration Caroline s eldest daughter has always loved books and was reading before she started school Olivia who is two years younger has Down s syndrome and although she enjoyed looking at books with an adult she was more reluctant to pick up books on her own So to encourage Olivia Caroline made a book using photos of the family and it was a real hit Olivia carried around the My family book all the time she wouldn t put it down Caroline explains I noticed that she was starting to recognise the words as we had read it so many times and one day I spotted my younger two year old son reading the book to his teddy carefully pointing to the words as he said them he was word perfect too Turning the idea into a business Turning an idea into a business is not that easy Caroline was confident that she had a good idea and despite searching the internet could not find anyone producing reading books for children that used personal photos and the correct text font for early readers Lots of her friends wanted her to make books for their children but she knew that they needed to look like proper books and not home made if she was ever going to sell them Then Caroline met an old friend who happens to run a design agency for a coffee one day and she offered to help Between them they came up with the simple but educationally based design for the books A year was spent setting up the company finding a professional printer prepared to work with her and the website designer and developing the love2read concept Caroline explains I felt as though I was on a very steep learning curve and I had to take it one step at a time but I was determined to get this business off the ground despite all the problems and setbacks Fortunately she had lots of support and encouragement from her husband friends family and local business support networks and finally launched the website to coincide with her son starting full time school Caroline comments There is so much to do setting up a business I had no idea what was involved I now understand why so many struggle to even start trading a good idea is only the starting point Running a business I launched the business and just assumed rather naively that I could sit back and people would buy books It quickly dawned on Caroline that

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  • Mum's the word - give the gift of reading this Mother's Day!
    helps me or simply My mum loves me and a personal message on the front cover you can make a unique and memorable gift Reading especially at bedtime is a great way for busy parents to spend precious time with their children in a way that s relaxed and fun It also improves children s literacy skills and as Mum often an end up reading the bedtime story isn t it time she became the star of the show Children like nothing more than looking at familiar family photographs so love2read s range of books about Mum will set them on the road to reading success in no time There is also a range of books about Granny so Granny can be the star of the bedtime story too Caroline Edwards founder of the love2read concept and an experienced teacher says We ve had amazing feedback from families who tell us their children love our books I m sure My mum will not only encourage young children to read it s also the perfect keepsake for Mother s Day Log on to www love2read co uk and order your own personalised book today Books cost 14 99 2 p p

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