Back to school season is upon us! Around the world, parents are getting ready to send their kids to in-person pre-schools, daycares, and elementary schools.
We’d all like our children to take to reading early and enjoy books throughout their lives. Unfortunately, not every child has an immediate and natural love of reading. This doesn’t necessarily mean that anything is wrong with your kid! Sometimes, parents and teachers need to do a little work to help cultivate a love of literature.
How to help your child to read?...It's a question that sends lots of parents into a sweaty-palmed panic. It needn't, it should be fun.
Kids love search-and-find books, and early childhood educators love them too. While all books are great for teaching kids to read, the interactive nature of a seek-and-find book adds an extra element of play to the learning process. In addition to helping kids practice reading, these books are an interactive experience that help kids learn the skills they need to solve problems, create their own stories, and much more.
Many parents dread teaching their children how to spell. English is a difficult language that’s not always phonetic, and kids have so many things they’d rather be doing than puzzling over letters! Fortunately, most young children are very interested in their own names. Teaching your child to spell their name is an important part of getting kids interested in reading and writing for themselves.
If you have an early reader in your family, you’ve probably already heard teachers talking about reading levels.
1. Personalised BBQ Set
For any grill loving Dad, why not get the kids to decorate a set of BBQ utensils which you can pick up in most stores. Add a message like ‘No. 1 Dad’ or “Grill master Steve’ to make it really personalised.
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2. Giant Personalised Cookie
An easy peasy recipe using stock cupboard ingredients. It’s quicker than individual cookies and makes a bigger impact. The kids can get involved and decorate it with Smarties/M&Ms or chocolate chips which is way less messy than icing!
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Hi everyone, and welcome back to the Penwizard blog!
World Book Day is here! It's a day for celebrating reading, telling magical stories and everything good about books! At Penwizard, we love books and love sharing our fantastic stories featuring our favourite characters from PAW Patrol, Trolls, LEGO and Peppa Pig.
World Book Day is about encouraging children to start becoming passionate about reading, open their imaginations and enjoy reading their favourite books!
This month marks a very special anniversary for one of the most recognisable Christmas characters of our time, The Snowman.
It's the 40th anniversary of The Snowman and his trusty companion, The Snowdog and we want to help them celebrate their big day by offering a fantastic special offer on our Snowman books!
To help celebrate the launch of the anniversary edition, we've got another special offer just for you:
Buy both of our Snowman titles, The Snowman and The Snowman and the Snowdog, and save 20% on your order!
The offer lasts until Christmas day, so you've got plenty of time to get your own Snowman books in time for Christmas!
In our last blog post, we introduced our latest PAW Patrol Christmas adventure, and now we're happy to introduce our latest Christmas adventures which feature some familiar faces...
Our new personalised stories will feature your favourite characters from Shimmer and Shine and Blaze and the Machines, who are two of our favourites here at Penwizard!
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