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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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 the Year 1 phonics screening check

The Year 1 phonics check

Find out about the phonics test, taken by Year 1 children in June.
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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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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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Reluctant readers

Reluctant readers

Isabel Thomas’ top tips to get children excited about books.
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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 >

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.

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.
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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.
How to choose a book for ages 3–7 >

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