When a child becomes a reader they get the very best chance in life

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of schools said their reading helpers helped children to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem

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    Adults have a tendency to push children towards reading fictional chapter books because they think that is what 'readers' read. At Coram Beanstalk our experience has shown us that in order to become a 'reader' children need to own their reading experience. Read more

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  • Helping a child find their thing!

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