Age 5 to 7 Tips and info

You can help your child learn just by playing games with them. Can they guess the animal you’re describing from a few clues? You could play a game of opposites – you say “hot”, “complicated” or “funny” and see what response you get. Or read a familiar story and chat about it. For example is the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood good or bad, and how do they know?

  • Katharine Holabird, author of Angelia Ballerina gives her top tips for reading and communicating with children here

Getting into reading

New research published by the National Literacy Trust reveals that boys are half as likely to enjoy writing as girls and almost a third never or rarely write outside of class.
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Simon Mayo

Joining the library

Libraries are free to join and offer more than just books these days. Most local libraries offer CD and DVD rentals, rhyme time for babies and young children, storytime for children of all ages, and they even offer events for adults. For more information about libraries click here.

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