Readingmate Blog

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.

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Proven and tested tips to make your child healthier and happier

It’s no secret that we are living in uncertain times. If you’re anything like us, you’re also sick of hearing people talk…

Secret teacher hacks that will make your child an amazing writer

Perhaps writing isn’t at the top of your agenda right now. You may be more concerned about making sure they’re eating enough…

What’s the secret to keeping your child reading during the holidays? [Half team reading tips!]

Just like that, here we (some of us anyway) are at half term holidays. I have mentioned before how much I love…

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Girls Vs Boys: Is it true boys read less?

One of my first independent research studies I conducted whilst doing my PGCE was looking at how I could engage boys with…

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What is an Independent Reader?

Your child is an independent reader if they desire to read a text on their own, with minimal to no assistance from…

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The delight of reading with autistic children – A teachers view

Reading with autistic children is an absolute delight. Naturally, I am hyper aware that many teachers or public sector workers say this……

What makes books powerful?

The power of books is quite something. Before writing this, I thought to myself ‘when you reach for your book, how are…

Why aren’t our children reading at home?

Parents have many roles in the home; care taker, cook, cleaner, taxi service, hair dresser, personal stylist, laundrette, just to name a…

15 ways to get your child excited about reading

Finding new ways to get kids excited about reading is something we’re passionate about at Readingmate. We want to inspire the next…

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How habits are formed

Habit forming is essential to ensure your child reaps the benefits of reading We all have good and bad habits.  But, how...
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How to encourage the right childhood reading behaviours in 5 small steps

As adults, we have the ability to help set our children's long term behaviours.  We want to ensure that we equip them...
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The link between reading and school performance

The benefits of reading for children are well known, whether you’re an educator or a parent.  But did you know that there is...

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