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Reading advice & tips, Support children with reading

How to make the most of your library to get children reading with confidence

This is the second in a series of posts providing tips and support to get children reading with confidence. Part one looked at ways to reduce pressure associated with reading, have a relaxed approach and make sure lots of books are available. Here in part two of the series, I expand on accessing plenty of books by making the most of your local library. I share ideas for what to do if your child insists they have no interest in books. And I consider the benefits of allowing children to explore the library and make their own reading choices.

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The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida - insights on autism book review book in hand featured Reading Inspiration
book reviews, Books, Books for the grown-ups, Non-Fiction

An empowering insight into the experience of living with autism

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“Naoki Higashida was born in Kimitsu, Japan in 1992. He was diagnosed with autism in 1998…”
The Reason I Jump: One boy’s voice from the silence of autism

Naoki Higashida
Sceptre, 2014

This month’s featured book for grown-ups provides insights on a subject many of us would benefit from understanding better. Naoki Higashida was 13 when he wrote The Reason I Jump about his childhood experience of autism.

Higashida wrote using an alphabet grid developed by his mother. He found using non-vocal communication was an effective way to overcome his communication challenges. This opened up ways for him to express and share his feelings and thoughts fully.

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Work and parenting, Working Mum's Survival Guide

Motivation to boost your work at home routine – why set goals?

In my last post I considered the back to school rut work at home Mums can find ourselves in. First comes the realisation that we are stalling and lack motivation. It’s not unusual for worries and doubts to set in and you are not alone if you feel like this. In this post I will look at why it’s useful to set goals to reboot your work at home routine. This can help you to look beyond overwhelming to do lists and find out where your motivation lies.

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