Introducing the “Room to Grow” reading scheme

A little while ago we were invited to take part in the Room to Grow reading scheme . . . I’m pretty obsessive about reading to my children and sharing books with them. I genuinely think its the single most important thing you can do to help support their education – the simple act of a bedtime story increases their vocabularly, broadens their horizons, develops their reading and even impacts on their own writing.  We LOVE books in our house. It really saddens me to know that “England is the only developed country to be producing school leavers who are worse at reading than their Grandparents” – how have we let this happen?  I know first hand how hard teachers and children are working in schools – I truely believe the biggest factor in this is just that children spend SO much less time reading now than in previous generations.…

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