Reading

Learning to read – and to love to read – is directly linked to children's success at school and beyond. Find out how children learn to read with phonics, and how you can help your child's reading at home.

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About Oxford Reading Tree

Find your reading stage

Use this simple test to find out which Read with Oxford Stage is right for your child at home.
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eBook library

Free eBook library

Don’t miss our free eBooks, created to help children aged 3–11 practice reading at home.
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About Oxford Reading Tree

Oxford Reading Tree

Find out about Oxford Reading Tree and Levels, used in schools worldwide.
Oxford Reading Tree and Levels >


Common issues

Reluctant readers

Reluctant readers

Isabel Thomas’ top tips to get children excited about books.
Five tips to encourage reluctant readers >

Struggling readers

Struggling readers

Jean Gross CBE tells us how to help a child who is struggling to learn to read.
What to do if you think your child is a struggling reader >

Reading schemes

What are reading schemes?

Find out how reading schemes use research to help children learn to read.
What are reading schemes and why are they important? >


Featured videos

What is phonics?
An animated introduction to phonics, including phonemes and blending.

Cerrie Burnell's bedtime story tips
The former CBeebies presenter shares her top tips for reading bedtime stories.

Julia Donaldson reads 'Singing Dad'
Dad loves to sing, all the time. What will Mum do?


Books to encourage reading at home

Read with Oxford books

Read with Oxford

New books added! Exciting levelled readers for ages 3–8.
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Read Write inc. Phonics

Read Write Inc. Phonics

A step-by-step phonics programme to support reading.
Read Write Inc. Phonics >

How to choose a book

Blog: Choosing books

Librarian Greta Paterson shares her top tips for choosing books for ages 3–7.
How to choose a book for ages 3–7 >

Featured books