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The Readingmate blog is a great resource full of tips, advice and inspiration for parents and guardians everywhere!

We pride ourselves on inspiring children to engage in a life-long love of books and reading!

The Readingmate blog is your go-to place for the latest articles. Discover helpful tips and practical advice to encourage and inspire budding readers.

The Readingmate blog is stuffed full of interesting articles, seasonal activities, reading hacks and more. Because we want to empower you, by supporting you to help your child succeed on their reading journey! It’s also a great place to find out more about the Readingmate app.

And, because the Readingmate blog is written by our co-founder, Hannah, you’ll get insight from a real teacher to help unlock your child’s potential. Let’s help your child to fall in love with reading, together.

Interview: Head of English / Secondary School Teacher

Can you describe a typical school day for the head of English?  No two days are ever really the same! Often, I’ll…

Conversation is the key to unlocking your child’s reading potential

As teachers, we’re taught that the foundation of any child’s learning starts with reading. So, from as early as possible, your child…

How to curate the perfect bookshelf for your child

If you’re looking for images of stunning interior design and a guide to create the phenomenal feng shui, I’m afraid you’re in…

6 surprising and easy ways to get your child reading

This has to be the most frequently asked question at my parent’s evenings, ‘my child hates reading, how can I get them…

Book Review: ‘EXTINCT’ by Ben Garrod

Before having the privilege of interviewing Ben, my knowledge of palaeontology went as far as ‘that’s what Ross did in Friends’. When…

Interview: Pippa Goodhart

I had the honour and privilege of interviewing Pippa after reading her newest children’s novel ‘The Twisted Threads of Polly Freeman’ (full…

Easy ways to make reading with your child tantalising and stimulating.

Teachers take for granted reading stories to children. I don’t mean the activity itself but the skill of reading a text aloud….

Wonderful ways the outdoors can benefit your child’s education

With the weather being increasingly more kind to us, we’re all spending a little more time outside.   How much better do…

5 reasons your child should be reading more non-fiction

When it comes to reading, fiction has always been my go-to. I need to escape from the craziness of today and forget…

How reading for meaning could unlock your child’s reading potential.

When you settle down with your little ones for a story, I doubt you’re monitoring how much they’re understanding the text’s structure…

The power of poetry: How poetry can shape your child as a reader.

Poetry books were never at the top of my reading pile as a child or young adult. It wasn’t until I began…

Surprising strength of numbers (especially when it comes to reading).

Books are friends hoping to be met, worlds ready to be explored and mysteries waiting to be solved. It’s these attributes that…

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