A Blast From The Past 

By | March 29, 2016

I’ve been listening to D reading her book from school today, it’s the Enid Blyton one above.  Who remembers reading her books?

I loved reading when I was D’s age and younger, I still do.  There’s nothing like the ability to get into a good story and be transported away in your mind, away from whatever growing-up angst was prevalent.

I don’t remember reading the Malory Towers series, for me, it was the Famous Five and their adventures.  Just spiffing! 

So, it’s been lovely to hear D reading, with lashings of (no, not ginger beer) but expression as she reads of the school life of Darrell and Gwendoline (D pronounces the latter Dwendoline).


To hear her read and attempt to tackle unfamiliar words is an absolute joy, especially when mainstream primary used to get frustrated because she couldn’t learn phonetically, it was only later (in SN school) that she relaxed enough in her environment to read, albeit by memorising the words.

An achievement for D that I’ll never ever grow tired of listening to.

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emetomum on 30th March 2016 at 9:30 am.

Used to LOVE Mallory Towers 🙂


Catie: Imperfect Mum on 30th March 2016 at 11:17 am.

The faraway tree was my favourite book ever and I read it again and again. I love to hear my boys read too and hope they will become lovers of reading. How fabulous that her school have supported her in this amazing achievement too.


Sarah MumofThree World on 30th March 2016 at 5:29 pm.

That’s really lovely! You must be so proud. My kids struggle with old books like Enid Blyton (I read lots of them myself!) because the language is so unfamiliar to them.


Silly Mummy on 1st April 2016 at 12:35 am.

Sounds like she’s doing brilliantly. I was obsessed with the Magic Faraway Tree & Wishing Chair books as a kid. & I used to read the Naughtiest Girl in School books to my little sister on Saturday mornings when we were little so she wouldn’t disturb her parents! #SSAmazingAchievements


Jane - Our Little Escapades on 5th April 2016 at 6:09 pm.

I know I say this every time but I really hope reading is a skill we gain too. It is such an important life skill and I can image how lovely it must be to hear. I think phonics are hard too, they have even offered for us to come into school for a lesson lol. Well done D, I really hope you keep enjoying those books #SSAmazingAchievements


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