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Ditch the home readers – real books are better for your child

Selecting own reading material leads to greater success
Ryan Spencer, from the University of Canberra, writes about the important role of "real books" in helping build reading fluency:

"Recent research highlights that when children are provided with the opportunity to select their own reading material, they achieve greater levels of success. Sometimes, these choices may be harder, but the interest level creates the opportunity for the child to stay motivated to solve their normal reading problems."