Book Trust getting families and children reading

These have been very challenging times for families with limited access to education, children’s centres and libraries.

BookTrust has been working hard to reach children with books and support, especially disadvantaged children hardest hit by lockdown, so that they are able to engage in reading and stories. Reading can be an important escape for many children, and shared reading can help support language development, confidence, communication skills and resilience, helping close the gap created by lockdown.

BookTrust HomeTime, is designed to help families keep children engaged in books and storytelling. The HomeTime hub is packed with free online books, reading advice, ideas and resources designed to keep families and children entertained while they’re at home.

There is a designated section focused on resources for under 5’s. Content is categorised by age group so that families can easily find the right resources to suit them.