Reading for fun can help us through these challenging times
Coronavirus is creating uncertainty and anxiety for all of us. At Read for Good, we are all parents with our own worries about our children, their schooling, about our wider families and about how this will impact our charity.
At this moment in our society, reading for pleasure, sharing stories, being able to escape our four walls through the pages of a book could be more important than ever. Reading can help with our mental health and well-being: reading for just 6 minutes has been shown to reduce stress levels by 68%. But more than that, taking time to share stories, losing ourselves in a book, travelling the high seas or the Milky Way from the comfort of a sofa might just be the tonic we all need.
Here’s a list of suggestions for parents and teachers, ideas and links that we hope will provide some inspiration for reading for fun at home.
Update 13.03.2020: You may be concerned about the current situation and how this may affect your ability to register and run Readathon. We would like to reassure you that at present there are currently no disruptions to our kit deliveries, with kits reaching you 3-5 working days after ordering. Readathon can still take place at home, and can be part of your ‘Home Learning Pack’, and friends and family can make their sponsorship donations online.