Reading for Early Years children

Sharing books and stories with babies, toddlers and pre-schools has so many benefits:

  • Choosing to read (not just learning to read) can give a child the best possible chance of success throughout their lives – academically, professionally, socially
  • It makes them happy! Research shows that reading is good for children’s emotional health (and ours!)
  • Reading helps children to be empathetic and how to be a good friend; it helps them to understand themselves and the world around them
  • Our childrens’ senses are constantly ambushed by constant stimulation and instant gratification; reading allows imaginations to flourish and heart rates to lower
  • AND it’s a lovely activity to share together

Short videos to support reading with young children

Downloadable reading challenge resources

Top tips for reading together
Certificate for your completed challenge!

Watch top authors read their books