Helping your Child to Read [Updated Edition]


Helping Your Child to Read is all about removing the anxiety from parents, and enabling you to give your child a head start in reading that will last a lifetime.


The book provides guidance, activities and games to help your child learn to read at different stages including:

  • Beginner Reader
  • Developing Reader
  • Established reader


Why Parental involvement in Reading is Essential

  • The ability to read is the key to educational achievement


  • Research evidence shows that parental involvement in their child’s reading is more important than anything else in helping them to fulfill their potential.


  • Studies show that when parents read with their children it has greater impact on their progress than when teachers alone read with them.


  • Helping Your Child to Read enables parents to help their child learn to read whilst developing a love of literature and a thirst to read.


Helping Your Child to Read is available in PDF format, which means it is available for immediate download. You can order it, view it, and use it instantly!


Cost $15       over 100 pages



Covering the ages from Birth to Established readers. Helping your Child to Read:


  • Provides simple techniques to encourage and develop the language and skills a child needs to become a confident reader
  • Provides suggestions, activities and resources for  Beginner, Developing and Established Readers


  • It's concise but extremely practical. Parents want immediate answers; you don’t want to have to read pages before you know how to help your child. It can be dipped into or read at one sitting


  • Answers frequently asked questions posed by parents


  • Is full of activities and games that will improve reading skills and can be played by all the family


  • It contains a comprehensive booklist together with brief synopsis to support the various stages of development and help you choose books, which are suitable for your child.


  • Includes good quality websites for young children to use to introduce and consolidate reading.


  • Studies prove that the earlier a child learns to read, the better they perform in school and later in life. This book shows parents how to develop their child’s skills from birth not just once they reach school, as many books do.



Contents Page

Reading- How Important are Parents?

Essential Pre-Reading Skills

Beginner Readers

Bringing a Book Home from School Q and A

Excerpt from Booklists


Why Parents are so confused about what Approach to take with Reading

There is no shortage of information and advice for parents about the importance of children leaning to read. Actually, that’s one of the main problems. The media is full of stories about falling standards in reading, how rising numbers of pupils are leaving school without even basic reading skills. Then, there is the question of which methods should you use to support your children?

The acquisition of reading is an area of most concern to parents, particularly in the early years. It is often the first subject that schools ask parents to support their child with at home. And sometimes children are sent home with their first book without any help or advice for parents about how they should do this.

This can lead to highly anxious parents, wanting to do the right thing but not sure how.

Parents are always asking questions like, when should I start reading to my child? How can I help my child when they first start to read a book? What types of books are best for my child ? Should I correct my child every time they read a word incorrectly? My child struggles to read a whole page, and then loses interest. What can I do? Helping Your Child to Read answers all of those questions and more


Why Choose my Book?

  • I have years of experience of working with parents and listening to their concerns about  their child's reading. I have already successfully written booklets and provided workshops to help parents understand how their child learns to read and how they can help them, therefore, I know that parents want a book that is practical, easy to read and jargon-free.