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12 books for 12-year-olds

Jill Tomlinson tales for animal obsessed pupils

12 Captivating Books for EYFS pupils to explore

Why is reading for pleasure important?

Why Should You Be Encouraging Children To Read At Home?

Developing The Love Of Reading: International Children’s Book Day

SATs Survival Tips: How to Remain Calm and Focused

What Is A Reading Culture?

The Impact of Reading For Pleasure

How To Support Your More Reluctant Readers

How To Encourage Your Learners to Read at Home

What are the Benefits of Reading?

Metacognition in the Classroom

How to Promote Reading Habits at Home

5 Ways for Primary Readers to Get the Most of Your School Library

What are we really doing for SEND learners?

Reading With Fluency: Are We In The Midst Of A Reading Crisis?

Are our learners facing an educational crisis? The Sunday Times reported that ‘some “some 11-year-olds [are] only able to understand books suitable for six-year-olds”.

Hundreds Of Books In Our Free Children’s Digital Library

1 in 8 disadvantaged children in the UK don’t have a book of their own. This is a shocking statistic, and it’s…

The Educational Coach: Reading Motivation and Progress Monitoring

This week we have a very special guest featuring on our Readingmate Blog – Julie Keyes is an executive coach and consultant…

Loss of Learning: How Harmful are the Summer Holidays?

It’s suggested that 40% of our children’s learning is lost over summer holidays (Forbes, 2020). The school holiday debate has been doing…

Signs that a Child is Having Difficulty with Reading

As a keen reader, I’ve often found myself throughout my teaching career taking the skill of reading completely for granted. Like many…

Good Reading at Home is the Best Thing for a Child: Here’s Why

Parents are the masters of multi-tasking. Cooking dinner and calling the in-laws, feeding one child, and reading a story to another, they’re…

How to develop a growth mindset in children

By the end of January, those resolutions we made for ourselves can feel like a distant memory (I know mine have vanished...

The power of reading in a digital age

Reading strengthens our knowledge, expands our imaginations and develops our understanding unlike any other media. It also helps us become compassionate, empathetic…

The dark side of school closures

I would be lying if I said I didn’t used to love school closures here and there (the break was a relief)….

Understanding The Gender Gap In Education

Can Reading Improve Children’s Mental Health?

The reading solution that provides learners with greater access to books

What Impact Does Genre Have On Children’s Reading Choices?

Why Should Children Read a Range of Texts?