Time to Read

We want families to keep reading to their child, even once they've reached primary school or can read on their own – because time sharing stories is time well spent. 

Research shows that a child who reads for pleasure will do better at school, even in subjects like maths. Not only that, but if a family read books together, it's a great way to bond, talk about the day, and have a lot of fun!

That's why we're giving a free book to each Reception-aged child in England: look out this autumn for Little Monkey by Marta Altes

Everything you need to know as a practitioner

Join in this September

We'll also encourage every family in the UK to have fun with a story each day during the Time to Read campaign week (17-23 September)!

Let us know what you're up to on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @booktrust and the hashtag #TimeToRead

In this section

All about the Time to Read book pack

You'll go bananas for this year's free book – get ready for the funny and adorable Little Monkey, coming to all reception pupils in England.

Time to Read for teachers and home educators

Ideas for encouraging reading for pleasure at your school or library with Time to Read: from fun classroom activities to how to get hold of the book pack.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Everything you need to know about the Time to Read programme and campaign to get families reading together.

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