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The power of illustration

As a reader of a great many stories, what do you look for most in a children’s book? Are you looking for pictures full of colour, artistic drawings, humour? Do you like your books to be large or do you prefer books designed for little hands? Are your shelves rammed with all the firm favourites? And do you admit to hiding some to avoid reading it for the 100th time that week? 

05/11/2018

Posted by Theresa Johnson, PACEY | with 1 comments

Sharing books - how language supports literacy and literacy develops language skills

I wrote a blog in 2015 (was it really that long ago?) about the Read On. Get On campaign, which aims to support the development of children's language and literacy skills. This ambitious campaign aims to have every child having good language skills by 2020 and able to read well by 2025.

18 months on, I thought it would be useful to recap on the language skills young children need to develop to support literacy; and also how sharing books helps children to develop language and communication skills.

01/04/2017

Posted by Amanda Baxter, I CAN Communication Advisor | with 0 comments

National Storytelling Week

This week is National Storytelling Week, an opportunity to share stories in a range of ways to engage and excited young learners into literacy. 

30/01/2017

Posted by Victoria Adeniji, TeamPACEY | with 0 comments

Top tips for using sound play

Learn about key how to support children's spoken and written language development with sound play

03/03/2015

Posted by Anne Ayre - Clickety Books | with 0 comments