This is a resource to instill confidence in all parents of 7-11 year olds who wish to support their children with their literacy skills but are unsure about their own abilities to do so.Are you the parent or carer of a child aged 7-11, keen to help with their school work at home but worried that you might not do a good job?Caroline Coxon is here to help with a quick overview on how best to help your child improve their reading and writing. This book will: give you advice on how to encourage an older child to practice reading and writing at home; show you what schools are trying to do; bring you up to speed with today's jargon and methods; tell you about common difficulties and how to tackle them; and give you ideas for activities.This colourful and user-friendly guide will demystify what children are being taught in school and will show you that there are many ways that you can help your child with their reading and writing at home. They still need your help, even if they are a little older! Most of all, it will show you that you are the very best person for the job, and give you the incentive to spend quality time with your child so that you can learn together and improve your child's chances to do well and be happy at school. Not only that: it gives you the opportunity to have lots of fun along the way!