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Reading for Pleasure

Making sure that children become engaged with reading from the beginning is one of the most important ways to make a difference to their life chances. For this to happen, children need to learn to read as fluently as possible and be motivated to continue reading.

Creating a love of reading for pleasure in children is critical. Enjoyment, creativity, imagination, greater self-esteem, empathy, relaxation, escapism and improved communication skills are well-known benefits of reading.

One of our priorities is to work in partnership with parents to build a strong reading culture, which fosters a love for reading. In order to do this, we have put together some resources which we hope can help families at home. We hope you find this section of our website helpful and would welcome any feedback and fresh recommendations!

Please click the sections below to reveal 10 top tips for parents to adopt at home in order to support children to read, some recommended reads and some useful links and apps. Thank you for your continued support.

Top 10 Tips for Parents to Support Children to Read

Useful Links



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