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Reading Chest reviewCreated by lorna in Age: At School, Age: Pre-school, Blogs, Lorna Edwards' Blog
When children begin to read, generic the books usually have only a few words on a page and once the child has read it, allergist the book usually goes into a pile, tadalafil never to be opened again. So Reading Chest has come up with the great idea of lending reading scheme books. The first step is to register online at readingchest.co.uk and then decide on the subscription package that suits your needs and the reading level of books that you wish to borrow. There are three levels of book swops that one can chose from starting at Bronze level books which allows one to swop twice a month to Gold level which gives unlimited swops. Each swop is sent in a pre-paid envelope and new books are sent by return of post.
Granddaughter E has just started school and is desperate to learn to read. So she is the ideal candidate to try out this scheme. I went for the Bronze level, and I made no choice as to the type of book that could be sent; only that it would be suitable for a pre-reader.
The package arrived with 4 books from different schemes. The one that Granddaughter E instantly took to was about a hamster as she could relate to that easily. The scheme encourages us to keep the books in the red book bag in order to stop them getting muddled with school books. A great idea, except Grandson A took an instant shine to the book bag and the books disappeared into the bookshelf, and it took me a while to locate them. I then lost the pre-paid envelope but luckily I was able to go online and request another one to be sent.
We are now into the second swop of books and Granddaughter E skills in reading are developing well. She can now tackle this level of book with more confidence and will pick one up and read it to herself. So now it’s probably time to change to a slightly higher level of difficulty. All I have to do is log into my reading chest account and change the book preferences and they will send me the next level. It couldn’t be easier.
So what is my initial reaction to this scheme? It’s really a great idea, but it’s a bit like borrowing books from the library, one has to put the books in a special place that is easily accessible to the child but also can be found easily. I suppose the red bag is the answer as long as Grandson A will give it back.