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Blissful and inexpensive tips to maintain self-care in lockdown and 5 brilliant kid’s books to help them too.

I don’t know about you, but I am increasingly finding myself blurring the lines between ‘outdoor’ attire and ‘bedroom’ attire. I’m finding…

4 surprising reasons every child should love to read

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that can leave us feeling empty and alone or warm and fuzzy. There’s definitely been…

8 amazing books I’d love every child to read.

As an English teacher you get very used to answering the question, ‘what’s your favourite book?’ I’ve always struggled to come up…

Truths about losing a loved one and 5 ways reading helped me deal with my mum’s death.

Cancer is a bugger. 3 short years ago I lost my mum to a gruesome battle with cancer. How often do you…

6 easy ways to raise your child to be a reader and amazing guilt-free snacks

Any parent would agree that having their child is the biggest achievement to date. You’re proud of your child’s very being. Every…

Secrets to tackling the January blues and exciting news!

January reminds me of the bounty chocolates in a box of celebrations. They’re the ones no one really likes. They’re the only…

6 things I wish I could tell every parent…

Whether it’s at the hairdresser or in the supermarket, if I mention I am an English teacher, the first response is ‘Ohhh!…

Healthy breakfasts and a teacher’s secrets survival guide for home-schooling (again).

It’s been a cosy and quiet Christmas holiday but I think we’re all now craving order and routine, aren’t we? My toolkit…

New Year's Eve Kids

7 things to do with your kids on New Year’s Eve

Like the rest of 2020, New Year’s Eve is going to be…different. But that doesn’t mean it has to be dull. Which…

free christmas ideas readingmate

Fun, free and festive things to do with your children in the Christmas holidays.

The run up to Christmas 2020 has probably looked quite different to last year. That doesn’t mean it has to be any…

a young independent reader reading a book in a library

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…

child and parents reading on smart device

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...