Time to Read
There’s no present like time
We want you to read more with your child. And not just the younger children – but the older ones, too.
Why? Because brilliant things happen when families read together.
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 – forming precious family memories, long after the book is put down.
So could you find just ten minutes a day to share a story with your child?
- Discover loads of tips and reading suggestions through our booklists and other Time to Read news and blogs
- Read some of the speech from Michael Morpurgo at our Time to Read lecture
- Look out for a fun, free book for every Reception-age child in England, this September – Kitchen Disco
- Chat to us on Facebook and Twitter about #TimeToRead: why reading to your children is important and pleasurable, which books you're reading together right now, and how you're fitting it around a busy routine of work, school, housework and homework
- If you're a school, read how we can support you to cheer on Time to Read (formerly Booktime)
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.
Use our bookfinder to find lots of great books to share, organised by age and theme