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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Don’t miss our free eBooks, created to help children aged 3–11 practice reading at home.
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Phonics guide

Phonics guide for parents

Our essential guide to learning to read with phonics.
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About Oxford Reading Tree

Oxford Reading Tree

Find out about Oxford Reading Tree and Levels, used in schools worldwide.
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Read with Oxford Stages

Find your reading stage

A simple test to find the right Read with Oxford Stage for your child to read at home.
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How to choose a children's dictionary

Comprehension

Tips and activities to help develop your child's comprehension skills.
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Guide to Read Write Inc Phonics

Read Write Inc. Phonics

Find out how this reading scheme works, with tips on how to help at home.
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Featured videos

You'll find more support including storyteller videos, grammar tips, maths 'how to' animations, and fun learning ideas to try at home in the Oxford Owl video library.

Phonics: Pure sounds
Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, with Lucy.

Phonics help: top 10 tips
Develop phonics skills at home, with this advice on decoding and blending words.

Story time: The Bigfoot Mystery
The magic key takes Biff, Chip and Kipper to a forest where they meet a mystery animal.


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.
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How to choose a book

Blog: Choosing books

Librarian Greta Paterson shares her top tips for choosing books for ages 3–7.
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