“The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published as a full novel in 1911, is my favourite book of all time, since the first time I read it when I was a child. It is also, therefore perhaps surprisingly, the book I am putting forth today for #LibrarianFightClub, because when it comes to examining… Continue reading The Secrets of in “The Secret Garden”: #LibrarianFightClub Edition
Reading Loops are Normal and Developmentally Appropriate Toddlers and young children thrive on the safety of routine and predictability. This unsurprisingly extends to every facet of their lives including the books they will want to read. This is one of the reason you will end up reading the same insipid book about the puppy… Continue reading Help! My Child is Stuck in a Reading Loop: What to do when your child only wants to read the same books.
Not all children instantly love books. A reluctant reader will often struggle down the line with literacy skills and it can affect their feelings about learning in general and their own self esteem. This can be frustrating for both you and your child. So what can you do? I have collected advice from 20 of… Continue reading Encouraging Reluctant Readers : Top Advice from Teachers & Bookstagrammers