Mums’ tool kit aims to help new readers
New e-book created to assist the very young
TWO Ruislip mums – one a librarian and the other a teacher – have teamed up to create a new e-book to help parents improve children’s learning.
Friends Fran Tracey and Caroline Russell have used their combined love and knowledge of reading to write The New Reader’s Tool Kit. It aims to give support and help to parents so they can build on the work their child does at school.
Ms Tracey, a librarian by trade who worked for 15 years in Hillingdon, said: “We both have young children.
“Things are different now to when parents were at school, less time is spent reading in class with very young children.
“We saw a gap in the market aimed at supporting and helping parents teach their kids read. The aim is to support the stuff that goes on in school.”
Part of the book aims to take the jargon out of teaching kids to read phonics.
Ms Tracey, 49, said: “It also looks to demystify the things that happen at school so parents can understand how their kids are taught. We hope to foster a lifelong love of reading, and help the children become good and keen readers. It has advice on what to do if the child gets stuck or frustrated, as well as other tips.”
To go with Ms Tracey’s passion for books is Mrs Russell’s educational expertise. She helps primary children who have fallen behind in their reading and brings them up to speed.
Ms Tracey lives in Crosier Way, and Mrs Russell in Herlwyn Avenue. They have two children each.
The New Reader’s Toolkit is available to purchase now in the Amazon Kindle Store priced £4.99.
Their blog www.thenewreaders toolkit.com has current news and book reviews. It is expected to be released in print format soon.
Fran Tracey and Caroline Russell have produced The New Reader’s Tool Kit