Reading for pleasure delivers enormous benefits for children of all ages. It builds reading and literacy confidence as well as influencing children’s health and wellbeing, future academic achievement and adult life chances. Evidence shows that families can play a key role in helping develop a reading for pleasure habit, but it’s not always easy to motivate children who lack confidence or enthusiasm for reading.
This discussion is a chance to hear from an expert panel about the importance of families to children’s reading and ways to motivate your little ones. It will look at key benefits and practical tips for reading together, showcase fun, family-oriented incentives such as The Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge and aim to answer any questions you have about why reading together matters and how you can get your children – and whole family – hooked on books.
Please feel free to submit any questions beforehand to Carina.Spaulding@readingagency.org.uk by the 14th July and we will answer as many as we can during the webinar.
The session will cover:
7:00pm - An introduction from Parentkind - Kerry-Jane Packman, Parentkind
7:05pm - Why reading for pleasure matters; what families can do to help – Professor Teresa Cremin
7:10pm - Fun ways to get children reading – Join the Silly Squad this summer – Emma Braithwaite, The Reading Agency
7:15pm - Joining the library in lock down- Sarah Mears MBE, Libraries Connected
7:20pm - A writers’ view on writing and reading with children- Joseph Coelho, performance poet and playwright
7:25pm – Q&A
7:50pm - Closing comments- Parentkind