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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: 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…

The books that shaped me and 6 brilliant books to share with your children.

It’s no secret that We’re Going on a Bear Hunt holds a very big and special place in my heart. This book,…

Book review of, ‘The Twisted Threads of Polly Freeman’ by Pippa Goodhart

  In The Twisted Threads of Polly Freeman, Pippa Goodhart accomplishes a feat I’d thought impossible: she writes a historical novel with…

Is spelling really that important?

I am not naturally good at spelling. In fact, I rely heavily on writing words down, sounding out phonics or even asking…

How to spot dyslexia and why it’s not a barrier to your child’s learning.

Dyslexia was (and still is) a diagnosis that gets thrown around too much in schools. I know we’ve all fallen victim to…

The surprising influence of Dads and 6 books that showcase excellent fathers.

My Dad was many things when I was growing up, a great runner and swimmer, avid film and theatre buff, tenor in…

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