This year I will have the opportunity to go to any Boxing Day sales that might be on. I have never been before. Are they really worth it? Or can you get just as good bargains when they do a clear out before school starts? If they are worth it, which sales do you go to?
Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful reader is of paramount importance in improving a child's life chances. Nor is it surprising that reading creates a virtuous circle: the more you read the better you become. But what may come as a surprise is that reading to dogs is gaining popularity as a way of addressing concerns about children's reading.