A timely reference for parents and teachers who want to see their children reading for the love of it, by an acknowledged expert in the field.
Generation Alpha is the swiper, pincher, tapper cohort, the first to grow up with devices in their hands. They are breaking new ground as a result of technological advances, while you, their parents, are having to navigate these uncharted waters. Literacy is the single most important thing we can teach kids. If they can read, all other learning will follow. Learn how to futureproof your child's literacy in a rapidly changing world, and give them the best chance of success. Louise Park has spent decades watching children working away at this reading thing. As a teacher, children's author and leading educational consultant, she knows better than anyone how the goalposts have shifted over time. The road to literacy has never been smooth, but now there is the added challenge of digital distractions. Louise will show you how to make the most of both digital and traditional forms of reading, as well as setting out commonsense plans for making a reader of your child.Based on scientific research and presented in a friendly, accessible style for time-poor parents, the seven simple steps will lead your Generation Alpha child to an irreplaceable love of reading.'Simple, practical and inspiring - what a treasure! This book contains all you need to know in order to help children to become enthusiastic, proficient and joyful readers.' - Andy Griffiths'This awesome book should be in every community, library, school and home. A triumph.' - Gabbie Stroud'An essential book for every parent - the pages are filled with all the tools and understanding you need to get your child reading.' - Matt Stanton'Bold, assured and waffle free ... warm and non-judgemental. This book inspired me to make some simple, positive changes to our home routines.' - Lucinda Gifford