//
JUL
31
2009

Pushing the Envelope

30 July Have you seen the latest envelopes designed by celebrities in support of the National Literacy Trust?   In 2009 their aims are to ·         Inspire 30,000 children in disadvantaged areas across the UK to read ·         Provide more than 90,000 free books for children to
BY
COMMENT 0
JUL
23
2009

Junkyard Dan

20 July I have just received a series of books written especially for emerging adult readers. I had a long chat with the author, Elise Leonard, on the phone and she described them as a cross between Cheers and CSI – and all in 100 pages per book! I have just lent out the first
BY
COMMENT 0
JUN
27
2009

Davis Dyslexia Learning Strategies

27 June   The Davis Learning Strategies are designed for classroom use and are geared to beginning readers.  These methods were found to benefit all students no matter what their learning styles or reading level. Teachers found that strong readers become stronger in language and
BY
COMMENT 0
JUN
17
2009

Ron Davis TV interview

17 June   Ron Davis appeared on the Good Day, Atlanta TV show yesterday. You can access his talk about dyslexia and the Davis methods on line. In the interview, the presenter asks him how a parent would know if their child is dyslexic and he mentions the 37 common characteristics
BY
COMMENT 0
JUN
11
2009

‘The Closer You Get, The Bigger I Look’

8 June It is Dyslexia Awareness week in New Zealand next week (15-21 June). The band dDub have just realease a new song, available as free download from their website www.dyslexiafoundation.org.nz   The song The Closer You Get, The Bigger I Look was written by Don McGlashan. He
BY
COMMENT 0
MAR
11
2009

Ron Davis

12 March Ron Davis is currently in New Zealand.  An article about Ron and the Davis methods appeared in the Dunedin news yesterday. It is a long way from here but it is a good, concise overview.  It also has a current photo of Ron (as the article is copyrighted, which is why you
BY
COMMENT 0
MAR
07
2009

Percy the Peacock

6 March   I love this little video about Percy the Peacock (and I don’t think it is just because the seagull who brings the good news is called Sara!)  Click here to see what you think.    
BY
COMMENT 0
FEB
24
2009

Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If?

24 February The Davis Learning Foundation has recently re-launched its website and included a free 15 part course to explain the often asked question “Why can he read tyrannosaurus but can’t read if?”   The e-course is aimed at teachers frustrated by the children that seem to
BY
COMMENT 0
JAN
06
2009

ReadingZone

5 January Happy New Year! I finished off last year by recommending audio books and now I have a great site for children’s books.  ReadingZone has advice for children (toddlers to young teenagers) and parents. There are book news, reviews and recommendations for each age group and
BY
COMMENT 0
DEC
20
2008

Do you need a last minute idea for Christmas?

20 December I am a huge fan of audio books . Whilst the importance of reading cannot be overemphasised, listening to an audio book can have some similar benefits.  Your child will be hearing new ideas, literary structures and vocabulary.  The book may expand their knowledge or
BY
COMMENT 0