Phonics, clearing up some of the mystery.

I didn’t learn to read using phonics, as a child, so I had no real idea of what all the fuss was about them, and using the phonic method to help children learn to read, until my own children started school. This is a helpful guest post explaining how phonics work and why they are […]

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Bring Story Time to Life with Storytime Sounds…

We in the Mad House of Cats and Babies are always on the look out for good apps for our (well, technically it’s mine, but the children don’t get that principal) iPad. I have two technologically savvy children who like to explore, play games and learn and I love the iPad as a tool for […]

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When you realise they can read, it’s magic

Parenting has lots of amazing moments, and this is one of mine. When you realise they can read, it’s magic My six-year-old can read… I know most children her age are in the process of learning to read, being taught at home and at school. I have known she could “read”, as in sound out words […]

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