Having fun through creative crafts or imaginative play based on the books you have read together with your child can help build a love of reading. In our six-part series, Make reading fun with Chase Bank, we explore ways for you to support your child to develop a love for reading.
In video five, Building on the love of books, Lucy from the National Literacy Trust suggests some recommended follow-up activities to help you and your child get the most out of reading.
We have gathered together a carefully curated list of some of our favourite websites which offer helpful hints and practical guidance on how to be creative and go beyond the book.
Words for Life - The National Literacy Trust
Words for Life (the very website you find yourself on!) offers advice and guidance to help you in supporting your child’s learning at home. Here you will find plenty of suggestions of ways to enjoy fun reading sessions with your child
Lovemybooks.co.uk is a treasure trove of high-quality book recommendations supported by activities and resources designed to help parents and young children enjoy sharing books together. In addition to suggestions for reading, talking and writing, there are ideas for play, art and other creative activities to fire children’s imagination and extend their enjoyment of the stories.
The BookTrust offers extensive advice on reading and books. This page gathers some top tips for reading with your child and features a series of booklets with helpful advice for sharing books with children from birth to the age of six.
Discover reading activities for parents and children with Prodigygame.com. They provide a clear, no-nonsense list of activities to support parents in taking an active role in developing reading engagement at home.
Reading Rockets is a US-based website packed with so much information about reading for both teachers and parents alike. There are lots of great resources and activities to dive into. Why not start here with a list of 25 activities for reading and writing fun? All 25 activities have been designed to support your child’s literacy development from the earliest years onwards.