So my DD asked me the other day, 'why don't I have friends?' I told her she does, at school. No not good enough. She wants a friend to go to the park with to have a picnic with... Awww... I'm 26yo, and I have a DD 3.5 yo and DS 6 months from Sydney... PM me if you'd like to meet for a play date? Would love to chat to other mums too!
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.