Don't miss the libraries summer reading challenge!
This year it's all about Silly Books.
To find out more, click here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Also, check out their amazing automatic book sorter to get you the best-recommended reads.
More Book-related Goodies!
2. Basil Brush reads a delightful half-hour-long story that will help children talk about feeling sad.
3. Gorgeous short video of the book ‘While We Can’t Hug’, a story about two friends who have to find ways to show each other how much they care. (The words to this story are printed rather than spoken, so an adult may need to supply the text here.)
Fantastic free books and reading resources!
1. Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield is an uplifting story of hope, perfect for anxious small children who need a ray of joy in their bedtime stories and can be downloaded FREE here: http://stayhome.walker.co.uk/rainbows/
2. Head over to Jane Porter's video channel to see her read from her delightful story, The Boy Who Loved Everyone. It’s a story that might help children who are returning to school and aren’t sure about how to greet their friends. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4oV7fm0EJc
3. This is gorgeous! A performance for the three stories We Found a Hat, I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBJmp1c3XIQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF7q37SfF4w
4. Not Now Bernard by David McKee celebrating its 40th anniversary. Here’s the story on video: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/features/2020/june/not-now-bernard-is-40-celebrate-with-this-lovely-storytime-video/
5. How Reading Has Helped Children in Lockdown
New survey from The Reading Agency reveals children's top reading choices and who influences them. The survey found:
6. ‘No reader is too young to start’: anti-racist books for all children and teens.
If you’ve been wanting to talk to your child about the Black Lives Matter movement and issues to do with race, books can be a great starting point. Reading isn’t the only answer, but it’s a beginning. Here are a few suggestions: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/04/no-reader-is-too-young-to-start-anti-racist-books-for-all-children-and-teens
7. Local library news!
Jacqueline Wilson is calling on children to sign up online for the Summer Reading Challenge. Encouraging children aged four to 11 to read during the long break, this year the focus is on funny books, and getting children to read whatever makes them happy. https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Have a look at some of the activities suggested for children under 11, there is something for everyone.
Activities for under 11’s
RedTed Art – Craft ideas, printable templates and easy activities to do at home using basic materials.
NatGeoKids - Quizzes, activities and learning resources for younger children on topics from animals to the Ancient Greeks.
ToyTheater – Educational online games for primary school ages on a range of subjects, available on computer, tablet and mobile.
OxfordOwl – Free ebooks, activities, videos and activities for ages 3-11.