Using her own experience as a parent and teacher, Margaret Meek sets out to help parents understand what is happening when a child is taught to read, and explains how parents can help when a child has reading problems. Each chapter deals with a different stage of learning; each has examples of the kind of questions parents ask, together with Margaret Meek's answers.
Margaret Meek is Emeritus Reader in Education at the Institute of Education in the University of London. She supervises research in education, literacy and children's Literature. She is a member of the Executive Committe of the National Literacy Trust. In 1970 she was awarded the Eleanor Farjeon Prize for services to children and books.