Sharing books with children is so important.
That's why we've put together some helpful hints about sharing books, including filmed examples of reading to children and advice on what makes a good storyteller. You can also find tips for engaging reluctant readers and encouraging older children to read.
In this section
Get tips and advice on reading books with children and babies.
Reading Fairy's Emily Guille-Marrett shares some brilliant tips for reading aloud to children.
Watch our videos for examples of the best ways to read with your children.
Read our tips and tricks aimed at encouraging older children to keep reading books for pleasure.
Top tips and advice to parents and carers to make sure story time with your child is an enjoyable, fun part of the day.
Author Jeff Norton reveals his top tips to get children reading – even if they don't think they like books!
Reading tips and useful resources for carers and foster families
Reading with your child: 0-12 months
Babies love looking at pictures and hearing your voice as you read to them. Check out our brilliant guide to sharing books with children aged 0-12 months, available in 20 languages.
Reading with your child: 3-4 years
Just ten minutes shared reading a day can help your child grow into a happy, confident learner. Find out more with our guide to reading with children aged 3-4 years, available in 20 languages.
Reading with your child: 4-6 years
Sharing a book with a child is fun. It’s a time for closeness, laughing and talking together. This helpful booklet is available to download in 28 languages.
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Use our Bookfinder to find the perfect book for you, your family and friends. Search hundreds of reviews of children's books by age category and theme.
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