Reading Eggs is not new to us; We've subscribed on and off for the past 5 years for Angelina and Hugo and just recently Max too. Hugo, my 8 year old, has struggled to gain confidence in reading. We've had a lot of changes recently- moving to Sweden a year ago, him starting to learn Swedish in August, me travelling more for my work with Inspireroo. Yet, now he is in a … [Read more...] about Boost kids’ Reading Confidence with Reading Eggs
For years I've had pangs of guilt for failing my child, failing to rescue him from his struggle to read…you know the ravaging mum guilt, that grips you when you know something isn't as it should be and you look to yourself for fault first: Meet Hugo, my clever, determined tri-lingual, soon to be quad-lingual, 8 year old. He was lucky that he started school when he was … [Read more...] about How to Help an 8 year old Struggling and Reluctant Reader?
Two weeks ago I had the privilege to help out with the Oxfordshire Children's Read-a-thon. An amazing event aimed at re-enthusing children about reading. In preparation for the event and talking to the inspirational Anne Wattam, whose brainchild the whole event was, I kept on being confronted by shocking literacy figures. The current system to teach children to read at … [Read more...] about Learning to read
In England there is a mystical and magical place tucked away just off the A34, near Oxford and a stone's throw from Didcot and Abingdon. It's Milton Manor. I've heard stories about this small estate, that lost it's lands during compulsory purchases during the war. Stories how wonderful it is; How you feel like stepping back in time when you visit. Today I had the privilege … [Read more...] about The mystical, magical Milton Manor in Oxfordshire