How to Boost Reading and Writing Through Play by Georgina Durrant

Exciting news! As well as buying my first book ‘100 Ways Your Child Can Learn Through Playyou can NOW pre-order my second book ‘How to Boost Reading and Writing Through Play’ from any major online book shop, including Amazon here

What’s it about?

It’s my collection of play-based learning activities that motivate primary aged children (and older children working at that level) to develop their reading and writing skills through play!

There’s also a whole chapter on my ‘hacks’ for you to make reading and writing part of everyday life for school and at home.

It’s had some lovely endorsements for the back cover too! Have a read:

Play is at the heart of science, the arts, engineering, architecture – in short the world we live in. We all learn through play. Yet, for some reason play gets downgraded as trivial. Perhaps that’s because we love it. This book puts play where it belongs: at the heart of our lives”. ― Michael Rosen, Writer and broadcaster

The best kind of books offer the reader an adventure within its pages and the best kind of adventure is one that leads to something new. Georgina has skilfully created a wealth of fantastic fresh ideas that act like a much-needed map guiding us towards a deeper understanding of who The Unique Child truly is and how play with all its magic can show them the joyful gift of being a reader and a writer” ― Greg Bottrill, childhood advocate and author of “Can I Go And Play Now?

Well done Georgina, another brilliant book for playful parents! It’s so refreshing to see lots of ways to practise those essential early reading and writing skills in fun and active ways! This will be such a helpful guide for so many of us wanting to give our children the best start in life”. ― Claire Russell founder of playHOORAY!

This is a unique and seemingly never-ending supply of fun filled ideas to develop our children as readers and writers. Durrant has cleverly provided us with the go-to manual for those who wish to enthuse and empower children in their literacy journey.” ― Chris Dyson– Headteacher Parklands Primary School and Author of ‘Parklands: A School Built on Love

When I was reading this book, what struck me immediately was the sheer depth of Georgina’s knowledge on how to support reluctant readers. Since being lucky enough to have ‘early access’ to this book, I have found myself recommending it to other professionals, parents and carers alike!” ― Dr Helen Ross, trustee of the British Dyslexia Association, dyslexic dyslexia expert and educational consultant

And here’s the official blurb..

Even if children know their phonics and ABC’s inside out and can read every book in their book bag, why is it still so difficult to get them to want to read and write? How do we begin to get our children excited about literacy? The answer might surprise you…let them play!

Featuring 40 engaging play-based activities, this book makes literacy so fun that children won’t notice they’re also actively developing reading and writing skills. From blow painting words to making paper chain sentences, each activity can be done using household items and they are adaptable for children of any age and ability, making learning accessible for all.

With charming black and white line illustrations to depict each activity, this is a great way to connect with children while helping to build their literacy skills at the same time.

Pre-order it on Amazon here

…and if you can’t wait and want a book to buy now, buy my first book 100 Ways Your Child Can Learn Through Play here

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