Reading is for everyone

For decades, Read for Good has been providing educators and professionals working with children with fun, rewarding, pragmatic, evidence-based, freely accessible tools, interventions and activities to encourage reading for pleasure.

Alongside our flagship programmes providing books to children in hospital and Readathon sponsored read, we have a range of other ways to help children develop a love of reading:

Storytelling Training
During lockdown, when our storytellers couldn’t go into hospitals, Read for Good developed a 30 minute, free, pragmatic training programme teaching the secrets of storytelling. Useful for anyone working with children (whether in hospital or not), the training will help you to create an easy rapport with children.
Hospital Education Service case study
To extend our work in hospitals, we collaborated with a local Hospital Education Service, educating children who are not well enough to attend school. Find out how they used Track My Read and our Brilliant Box of Books programme to unite their pupil community in a fun, purposeful reading activity.
Stories in Schools case study
In 2019, we ran an intensive reading intervention with schools, with the aim of transforming attitudes to reading among those children already defined, by others or themselves, as ‘non-readers’. Find out more about the pilot and its results, independently evaluated by the National Literacy Trust.
Alternative Provision case study

As part of our series of pilot projects, we partnered with an alternative provision school to help children and young people outside of mainstream education. Learn more about the ways that Track My Read, our paper resources, and new books brought the school community together.

Special school case study

Working alongside a local special school meant changing our work to make it accessible and safe for the students involved. This presented an opportunity for us to find new ways to make reading for pleasure accessible, and it can be read about here.

Hospital School case study

We were thrilled when St George’s Hospital, Wandsworth got in touch to find out how we could help them support reading for pleasure in their setting. Reading for pleasure is vital for all children, and for children in hospital, books and stories become even more magical. Read more here.