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I love books! Standing by a little table of books in a book shop is one of my favourite pastimes; narrowing choices down by reading multiple blurbs and then venturing into the first page to see which book grabs my attention. Bliss!

At the moment book browsing is online, but it has made me think about where that love of reading comes from. Books can be a great source of joy and even take the reader to a curious new world. However, the process of actually learning to read is both carefully planned and systematic; systematic phonics is an approach in itself which is taught in the Early Years.

Both observing and teaching daily phonics lessons can be such a joy. The journey a child goes on to learn to read is incredibly exciting for the child, parent and teacher.

It really is a team effort. Here are some top tips for supporting your child with phonics:

Happy reading!

Sheina Wright, Head of Prep School, Embley


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