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Take the summer reading challenge with Books2Door

We are on countdown to the summer holidays and after 18 months of unsettled schooling, being in and out of lockdown, I am keen for as normal a summer as possible. One thing I will be encouraging the kids to do is read, as continuing reading throughout the holiday‚Äôs the perfect way for your child to pursue his/her individual interests and at the same time maintain and strengthen important reading skills such as vocabulary and comprehension. We recently took the Summer Reading Challenge with Books2Door, who select books that they know children love, from treasured classics to the latest must-have …

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Lilah Bob Bug

Review: Julia Donaldson’s Songbirds Phonics Books

As we enter Lockdown 3.0, the return to the dreaded homeschooling has begun. The 2nd lockdown passed with relative ease as the schools were open for business and the kids loved being back in the classroom with their friends, so when it was announced schools were closing again, the initial excitement at having no school, was soon replaced with worries about not seeing their friends. This time around, the schools have had time to prepare and the kids have three lots of live lessons with their teacher every day, interspersed with activities at home. One thing the kids have been …

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Eliza Book

Keeping the kids entertained during lockdown with Books2Door

As we head into the 5th week of lockdown and the end of the Easter holidays, my thoughts have returned to restarting home schooling. The kids started well with doing their work, but I have to admit that it has been a struggle so we are looking forward to some new lessons which will start online from next week as they are much keener to complete work on the computer. One thing they have done well is reading and we have exhausted all the books in our house. We are normally monthly library visitors, but with libraries closed we have …

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