Helping Your Child With Their Reading

Recently we have been reviewing lots of literacy resources. It’s important to support children’s reading at home. It’s hard for children to get enough one to one time and attention in school in a class of 30 so I am always interested in different ways to encourage reading at home, to help my kids get in more practise in fun ways.

Here are some of the products and ideas we have been impressed with. Hopefully some of these recommendations will suit you too! These are predominantly for infant school aged children (4-7 years). I will do another post with the younger ideas some time soon!

10 resources to help your child's reading at home. Give them a boost in their literacy skills, in a fun way. These suggestions are tried and tested


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LeapFrog LeapReader

leapfrog leapreader

Lately on the blog, we’ve been looking at different products to help with children’s literacy. The LeapFrog LeapReader is one that I was really interested in trying out with the boys.

The LeapReader is an electronic reading and writing system in the form of pen which is compatible with a wide selection of books. The LeapReader interacts with the books when your child places the tip of the pen down onto certain parts of the page, this allows the child to get a hint or prompt on words they are finding difficult as they can touch those words and hear them read. It’s great for very early readers as they will need more support and can get it easily through the LeapReader which should help to feel less frustrated with their reading.

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