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Ethan’s Story

Five-year-old Ethan’s reading came on in leaps and bounds with the Summer Reading Challenge, so much so that his reluctance to do school reading homework saw a dramatic turnaround.  

Ethan, who lives in Teignmouth, had just started school when the second lockdown happened. He struggled to do his reading at home.  

His Mum Hannah said: “Ethan loves listening to stories, but it was a battle to get him to do his phonics home learning when the school was closed and when school re-opened, he would do anything to avoid reading books sent home from school.  

He always had a reason why he couldn’t do his reading homework – a headache, too tired, “feeling listen-ish not read-ish”!  

“His two older sisters have both done the Summer Reading Challenge before and were excited to do it again.  

We signed Ethan up too, not really expecting much. But the thought of earning stickers and completing a challenge somehow caused a transformation in Ethan. 

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