Time to Read

There’s no present like time

Let's read more with children, whatever their age - because brilliant things happen when families find Time to Read.


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Research shows that a child who reads for fun will do better at school, even in subjects like maths. Not only that, but you will also benefit from an incredibly bonding experience. So could you find just ten minutes a day to share a story with your child?


Tips for families

  • This September, we'll give you loads of ideas on how to find time to read and have fun as a family
  • In the meantime, check out our booklists and blogs for loads of reading suggestions
  • In Wales, find out how you can support young children through Bookstart and children in Reception through Pori Drwy Stori

Information for schools

  • Just like last year, we'll send out a free book to every Reception pupil in England (September/October 2017), for them to take home to enjoy with their parents or carers
  • Get all the latest updates about Time To Read by signing up as a named teacher contact
  • Please note that all of the 2016/17 Time to Read pack deliveries are now complete


Now let's make Time to Read


Here's why our Patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, is making #TimeToRead:

My father inspired me, at a very early age, to love books. He read to us every night and transported us into a magical, fantasy world.

As a result, I wanted to pass on that passion to my own children – and to my grandchildren.

Making time to read with our children is such a wonderful way of ensuring they enjoy reading themselves; opening up so many more opportunities for their all-important futures.

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