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Summer holidays here we come.....

Having now seen the true impact of covid on our children’s learning, encouraging a love of reading has never ...

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Tuesday 19th July 2022

Having now seen the true impact of covid on our children’s learning, encouraging a love of reading has never been more important, and the summer holidays are the perfect time!

Children and teachers work so hard throughout the school year, only to find that when they start the new school year in September, things have gone backwards. This is referred to as the ‘summer slide.’

A little bit of reading each day will help prevent the summer slide and ensure children get off to a flying start in the new school year. It is really important that children have access to the right level of books for their ability. If children read books which are too difficult for them, they will use all their energy decoding individual words rather than engaging with the book and enjoying it. By reading the appropriate level of book, children will consolidate skills, feel successful and hopefully read for pleasure!

Reading Chest is running another competition – we’re giving away a GOLD membership to keep your children reading this summer. The lucky winner will receive 3 months of unlimited deliveries of books at the perfect reading level for your child to progress and enjoy - head to our Facebook page from 20 July to enter and good luck! Competition ends Friday 29 July.

Relax, read, and succeed this summer!

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