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Reading & comprehension videos

Find out about reading comprehension and discover some great ways to encourage your child to read.

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What is comprehension?

Watch this short animation for an introduction to reading comprehension, exploring how children build their understanding of a text using a combination of background knowledge, vocabulary, language structures and inference.

Julia Donaldson's top reading tips

Julia Donaldson, author of the much-loved Gruffalo, shares her top tips for reading with your child.

Make a reading den

Isabel Thomas takes us through how to make reading a special experience for your child with a few simple ideas.

Supporting your child's
reading comprehension

Emily Guille-Marrett discusses some ideas about how to develop your child's reading comprehension.

Exploring grammar through reading

Emily Guille-Marrett discusses how to explore grammar while reading with your child.

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