Support Learning at Home: Reading

We want every child and young person that we support to enjoy reading for pleasure.  Reading is a crucial part of learning and development that aids a broad range of communication skills, writing and understanding. We are here to promote reading and support foster carers and young people to develop a love of reading at home.

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In a recent survey, you asked for more information and activities to support children’s learning at home, so here are the resources that we’ve collated for you.

Promoting reading for Early Years and Primary- aged children:

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Information,tips and resources
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Ideas and Activities for Early Years Children
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Ideas and Activities for Primary-aged children

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books we love!     

                                                                                Picture of cover of Look up! book by Nathan Byron

 Look up! by Nathan Byron

Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2020

Meet the brilliant, science-mad Rocket, who wants to be the greatest astronaut ever! But… can she convince her brother, Jamal, to stop looking at his phone in time?

Look Up! book activity ideas to try at home

  • Be a star spotter! Look carefully at the night sky, find out about the stars and paint a picture of what you see.
  • Find out all about space and make an information booklet or poster!
  • Make and decorate cardboard box rocket