Time to Read

Our Time to Read campaign is back in 2020! We’re on a mission to get families reading together. Sharing stories is so much fun, and taking just ten minutes a day to read together improves children’s imagination, emotional well-being, language and curiosity.

We're planning on sending out book packs to every Reception and Primary One child in England and Northern Ireland later this year to help families quickly and easily set up time to read with their new school starters. Reading together provides important one-to-one time and creates a safe space for children to express themselves. This is something that is especially important in more challenging times such as dealing with the changes we are all facing due to the coronavirus.

We aim to distribute theses packs via schools and libraries, helping connect a whole community by sharing stories. We hope that new school starters will have lots of fun on and off the page at school, at home, and in communal spaces exploring this year's book.

Our chosen title for 2020 is The Runaway Pea by Kjartan Poskitt and Alex Willmore, published by Simon & Schuster. It's a brilliant story, jam-packed with adventure and laugh-out-loud moments. We know this book will get the whole family hooked on reading for pleasure.

Please note that due to the current situation some of our timings may change.

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