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.
Free eBook library
Don’t miss our free eBooks, created to help children aged 3–11 practice reading at home.
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Phonics guide for parents
Our essential guide to learning to read with phonics.
Phonics made easy >
Oxford Reading Tree
Find out about Oxford Reading Tree and Levels, used in schools worldwide.
Oxford Reading Tree and Levels >
Find your reading stage
A simple test to find the right Read with Oxford Stage for your child to read at home.
Check your Read with Oxford Stage >
Tips and activities to help develop your child's comprehension skills.
Comprehension at primary school >
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 >
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
New books added! Exciting levelled readers for ages 3–8.
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Read Write Inc. Phonics
A step-by-step phonics programme to support reading.
Read Write Inc. Phonics >
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 >