What is it that stops some children from reading?
Prior to learning how to read themselves, children enjoy being read to by others. For some, the transition from listening to a loved one read them a story to learning to read themselves can be incredibly daunting.
Why does it become a chore for some children?
Once an activity goes from being enjoyable to being a requirement, reading can feel like a task or a chore. Reading now carries a weight of responsibility that never used to be there. It’s no wonder some children find it challenging or struggle to adapt!
How do we battle technology?
We realise that technology is a part of your child’s daily life. Screen time and digital formats are becoming the norm (and more stimulating). It’s hard for books or reading to compete. That’s why we’ve created the Readingmate app.
How can we combat the above issues?
We want to solve these problems. That’s why we focus on:
- The Readingmate app (to encourage and inspire children to read)
- Our learning Hub (to empower parents and educators)
- The bookshop that gives back – with every book purchased we donate to educational and children’s charities and schools.
What about the increased challenges for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)?
It’s cliché to say that all children are different. But it’s true. Hannah works with some amazing children with a variety of needs and she believes that all children, regardless of ability, should have access to and find joy in books. That’s why the Readingmate app has been designed with all children in mind.