Tuesday, February 9, 2010

101 Ways to Get Your Child to Read

101 Ways to Get Your Child to Read : A useful short guide for parents of children with dyslexia ...

Patience Thomson won the Quick Reads Learners’ Favourite Award in 2009 for her book “101 Ways to get your Child to Read” . In a previous dyslexia blog article I talked about Quick Read books .. These are short books designed for for adults with literacy problems.

This is an accessible, friendly and valuable book for all parents which gives tips on how to get your child to read if they can’t or won’t read..

Patience Thomson is a writer, lecturer and expert on reading. She was a head teacher at a school in London for children with specific learning difficulties and she co-founded Barrington Stoke, a publisher of books for reluctant readers.

When receiving the award she said "I am thrilled to win this award. It is an immense tribute to the parents, pupils and colleagues who, over the years, have taught me so much about the true nature of reading difficulties and how to overcome them”

If you look at the NIACE web site you can find a short podcast where Patience Thomson is talking about her book..


Quick Reads 2009: Interview with Patience Thomson - [1 MB] March 4, 2009 - 17:11

You can buy the book from Amazon.com :

101 Ways to Get Your Child to Read
Patience Thomson
ISBN: 9781842996713
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
1.99 pounds

For a review of the book see :


max said...

It's so important to draw attention to reading, and attract reluctant readers to it,especially boys. In fact, I've recently completed a feature magazine article on this subject that came out in October, "Help for Struggling, Reluctant Readers."

I grew up as a reluctant reader, in spite of the fact that my father published over 70 books. Now I write action-adventures & mysteries, especially for tween boys, that avid boy readers and girls enjoy just as much.

My blog, Books for Boys http://booksandboys.blogspot.com is dedicated to drawing attention to the importance of reading. And my new book, Lost Island Smugglers - first in the Sam Butler Adventure Series - is coming out in June.

Keep up your good work.

Max Elliot Anderson

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