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Help your child to excel at reading:
An Essential Guide for parents

Author: Katherine Bates

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Parents want to know more about how to help their children succeed.

Help your child to excel at reading is full of information to help parents knowledgeably guide their children as they learn how to read and write so their children can achieve their full potential while feeling great and believing in themselves.
• helpful for parents with children from 4 to 14 years
• written by a teacher especially for parents
• empowers parents, gives accurate information about the latest methods for teaching literacy
• links reading and writing strategies
• encourages the transfer of skills to new topics and developmental levels.

Explains how to help children achieve real reading success making reading something instinctive, as well as something they learn to love doing. The book discusses a consistent theme of developing all aspects of the child the emotional, social and educational.

It emphasises the importance of the partnership between home and school, and discusses the different approaches to help children connect sounds, sound patterns in the written form and to use a variety of strategies to obtain meaning from reading and to write meaningfully.

Studies have proved the significance of early informal reading and writing before children begin school and the critical values of them understanding phonemic awareness early in the educational experience.

Katherine Bates

Katherine Bates


Katherine Bates completed a Masters of Education (Distinction) at the University of Wollongong, NSW in 2007. She has been teaching since 1984 in preschools, primary and secondary schools as a classroom and literacy support teacher. In 2008, as a Senior Education Officer with the NSW Department of Education, she managed the project of designing the National Teacher Support Materials in an online HTML format to support student followup of the National Assessment for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).

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