Oxford Owl for home

Ideas and book recommendations to avoid the summer slump

Oxford Owl is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading and maths.

Guide to starting school

Starting school

Expert advice on how to prepare for starting primary school, and tips for the transition to secondary.

phonics guide

Phonics made easy

Find out how children learn to read using phonics, with audio and video tips.

free eBook library

Free eBook library

Help your young child learn to read, and love to read, with our 250 eBooks.

Encouraging reading

Encouraging reading

How to encourage your child to learn to read, and love reading.

fun maths

Fun maths at home

Fun ideas to help develop maths skills, from recognising numbers to calculating percentages.


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About Oxford Reading Tree levels

Oxford Reading Tree levels

Find out all about Oxford Reading Tree and levels.

how to build our girl

Blog: How to build a girl

Books to inspire, encourage or just reassure your daughter.

Word detective

Be a word detective!

Help the University of Oxford's research with this fun quiz for 5 - 16 year olds.

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Playlist: Outdoor fun

Fun learning activities to do outside this summer.

Video: car games

Long car journeys can be fun!

Playlist: Story time

Watch a professional storyteller bring some traditional tales to life.