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The must-have for anyone with children in their lives!


Lucinda Gifford

Author & Illustrator

Bold, assured and waffle free ... warm and

non-judgemental. This book inspired me to make some simple, positive changes to our home routines.


Gabbie Stroud

Author & Teacher

This awesome book should be in every community, library, school and home. A triumph.


Matt Stanton

Author & Illustrator

An essential book for every parent—the pages are filled with all the tools and understanding you need to get your child reading.


Andy Griffiths

Author & Comedy Writer

Simple, practical and inspiring—what a treasure! This book contains all you need to know in order to help children to become enthusiastic, proficient and joyful readers.

Generation Alpha is the swiper, pincher, tapper cohort, the first to grow up with devices in their hands. They are breaking new ground as a result of technological advances, while you, their parents, are having to navigate these uncharted waters.

Literacy is the single most important thing we can teach kids. If they can read, all other learning will follow. Learn how to futureproof your child's literacy in a rapidly changing world, and give them the best chance
of success.

Louise Park has spent decades watching children working away at this reading thing. As a teacher, children's author and leading educational consultant, she knows better than anyone how the goalposts have shifted over time. The road to literacy has never been smooth, but now there is the added challenge of digital distractions. Louise will show you how to make the most of both digital and traditional forms of reading, as well as setting out commonsense plans for making a reader of your child.

Based on scientific research and presented in a friendly, accessible style for time-poor parents, the seven simple steps will lead your Generation Alpha child to an irreplaceable love of reading.

Published by Allen & Unwin

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About 7-Steps

Chapter Downloadables






Talking their way to literacy

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Reading their way to literacy

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picks for toddler
read-alouds, picture books, early chapter books and tweens

Linking writing and reading

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apps for getting
children to write

Taming the tech and making it count

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pre-schoolers and
primary kids

Embracing two philosophies

Download the
must-have early reader list and phonic-based resources

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