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Kingsmead Book Fair 2018

As we look back on the 7th annual Kingsmead College Book Fair held in May we can only say ‘yay!’ for books and people who write them, read them, love them and support them. This is our third year of being involved and every year has shown huge growth and innovation. The adult section was well supported with interesting discussions, debates and dynamic authors but it’s always the children’s section that gets us excited.  Building a culture of reading and an excitement about meeting authors is so important. For children to see adults spending a day celebrating books and engaging in
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7 Comprehension Skills

In a world overflowing with information it’s more important than ever to use comprehension skills to  extract meaning from a text and be able to apply that elsewhere.  Simply put, your child needs to understand what he is reading. It may sound simple, but chances are at least 30% of what a child reads goes over their heads. And that 30% could be vital information – especially when they get to high school. Try these 7 Skills If your child is battling, we have 7 strategies to help them master comprehension. Sit with your child and ask them to read a
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Save the world, one reader at a time

With the state of politics in America and the world turning a scary extreme right it’s more important than ever to read, educate and open our children’s minds to the diversity of the world. Read them books, open libraries, let the words of the writers, philosophers, healers, mystics, poets and dreamers reach their ears. What can you do? 1. Support your local library. Take out books, enquire about children’s reading hours, support and raise funds when needed. 2. Give books as gifts.  To everyone – especially those that may not receive books easily.  Go to Book Dash or Shine Literacy or the Link Literacy projects and find out how
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