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.
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:
Books we love!
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
- Look Up! Sentence Mazes
- Look Up! 60-second reading comprehension activity
- Look Up! Luna the cat Draw-along activity
J.K. Rowling’s new book, The Ikabog, is released on 10th November 2020. Here is a trailer introducing the book: