It's time to talk...

February 5, 2019 at 5:49 PM Reading

It’s time to talk…

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The Listening Bookshop has been shortlisted for a BETT Award!

November 5, 2018 at 7:24 PM BETT, Education, literacy

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Gaming for Glory: How Gamification Can Help The Reading Journey

August 30, 2018 at 11:45 AM Education

Gaming in education: can it help?

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Reading on a daily basis? it’s good for you!

June 20, 2018 at 3:59 PM Education




Watching your child learn to read is a magical process. The rate that they progress from simple phonics to entire words is remarkable, and sometimes as adults we forget just how tough this journey can be! 

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The Decline of the Library? Can tech help?

April 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM books, child, edtech

At The Listening Bookshop we love libraries. We support them passionately, and truly believe in the wonderful things that they do. However, we are aware that changes are on their way. Changes which, potentially, could threaten the existence of this well-loved institution.  



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Want to raise an avid reader? Here are our top five tips…

April 11, 2018 at 12:24 PM bedtime stories, edtech, Education

Child and play


1- Start early!

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Announcing: Young Authors Contest 2018

January 12, 2018 at 6:15 PM Authors, BETT, Contest

PencilWe are proud to be exhibiting at BETT 2018!


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Welcome to The Listening Bookshop!

November 22, 2017 at 12:21 PM Education, Technology

Screen Shot 2018-08-01 at 13.41.19We are really excited to welcome you to this blog, our own little reading corner of the internet, where we look forward to exploring literacy, reading, and technology, and to share our news with you. We also hope to build meaningful two-way engagement with you, the parents and educators of our budding young readers. 

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3 Important Reasons Why Non-Fiction is Fantastic

November 21, 2017 at 4:29 PM Education, Reading


We love non-fiction, and are really proud to showcase the Oxford Reading Tree's InFact series of titles in our bookshop.  Providing a wide range of texts for children to engage in is so crucial in developing an avid reader, and is supported wholeheartedly by the National Curriculum.

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Reading in the National Curriculum: A Breakdown For Parents

November 21, 2017 at 4:27 PM Curriculum, Education, Reading



How is reading measured in the National Curriculum?

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