Children and young people’s enjoyment of reading is in decline, and only around a quarter read every day.

Reading for pleasure is one of the most accessible ways to improve health, well-being and future success.

These activities are linked to early learning and national curriculum goals but are designed to feel like play rather than work.

Inspire your child to read through their interests. Non-fiction, graphic novels and magazines can be just as effective as books!

Supporting Your Child’s Learning Through Reading

Helping your children to reach academic goals through recreational reading is really easy. On these pages are some age specific strategies that you can use when reading to your little ones, or can use to encourage older children to develop their skills as readers and learners.