As you know, reading for at least 15 minutes a day is extremely beneficial to a child’s overall progress. During this time of home learning, please read, read and read some more. Short periods of reading with lots of discussion around the book (prediction, defining words, answering and creating questions and summarising what has been read) is the easiest and most beneficial thing you can do at home and is a lovely, relaxing time which you can enjoy together.
As well as sharing your home readers and any of your favourite books from home, we have gathered together some fantastic FREE resources available online for you to share with your children :-
Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.
Some famous children’s authors are sharing their stories for free:
Audible has released a collection of audiobooks for free which they say will be available for as long as schools are closed. Books include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Secret Garden, Winnie the Pooh, Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter and many more.
This link brings up a whole host of information including some of the previously mentioned resources. Examples include Cressida Cowell reading How to Train Your Dragon and children can learn to draw some of their favourite authors. There are lots of wonderful resources to access across the whole of this website.
World Book Reader
World Book ebooks have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free. They have books suitable for all ages.
There are many other amazing reading resources available – please let us know if you come across any others which you think other children and parents would enjoy!