Episode 36: Should I teach my kid to read – and how?

April 6, 2023

In episode 36 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Should I teach my child to read – and how?

“Should I teach my child to read before they start school?” is one of the most-often asked questions in the Your Kid’s Next Read community. Teacher-librarian Megan Daley offers expert advice on whether you should – and if you decide to go ahead, how to do it. Plus, Megan shares a new book she adores, Allison has tips for authors who are waiting for feedback on writing, and how to use nature journals at home. 

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘Rewilding Kids Australia’ by Melissa Mylchreest (lower, middle, upper primary)

‘The Tower at the End of Time’ by Amy Sparkes (middle, upper primary)

‘Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue’ by William Grill (narrative non fiction for middle, upper primary)

‘The Tree of Ecstasy and Unbearable Sadness’ by Matt Ottley (mature readers from 14+)

Bingo Question

Check out Megan’s Reading Ready webinar here.

Quick tips

Ten things to do while you’re waiting on your writing by Allison Tait.


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Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here.