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Let reluctant readers explore different types of reading material

I directed my World Book Day 2021 message specifically at reluctant readers. Why? Because I know how much of a struggle it can be. I know how disheartening it is to constantly be told you must read more when all you see are partially read books piling up beside your bed. I know how easily it can ... READ the POST

How to help a reluctant reader

As a mum of a reluctant reader, this is not a new challenge for me. I’ve been all around the houses and back again trying to encourage a love of reading in my daughter, but nothing really seems to work. In fact, I’ve even written in defence of the reluctant reader because I’ve felt the injustice, ... READ the POST

Back to school, back to ‘normal’

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for isn’t it? With both anticipation and dread, parents up and down the country have been keeping everything crossed that come September, children would be able to go back to school. Now we’re into the first week, how do you feel about it all? From my ... READ the POST

How can I home educate my children if I’m not a teacher?

What does it mean to have to home educate your children now the schools have closed? The rapid spread of the Coronavirus has meant events moving very quickly indeed. I think we all knew, deep down, that schools would close evenutally, but I don't know about you, I thought we would at least get ... READ the POST

Technology and Storytelling: Threat or Opportunity?

I'm delighted to bring you a guest post today from Laura Hamm. Laura is the founder of Fabled (www.fabledkids.com) which helps kids create and share their stories. She’s a recovering bureaucrat - having worked in 10 Downing Street, The Treasury, and the National Security Secretariat, she's now ... READ the POST

Reading aloud with older kids

There is a common misconception that once a child can read confidently on their own, you should stop reading aloud to them. Most parents stop reading to their child by the time they are eight years-old, with only 19% of 8-10's being read to on a daily basis. Research shows, however, that ... READ the POST

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2020-02-28T13:14:40+00:00
"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

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"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."

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"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
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