Reading and Storytelling

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing, communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

Storyline Online – this wonderful resource streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Oxford Owl – including eBooks from Read Write Inc., Oxford Reading Tree, and Project X Alien Adventures. All the eBooks are free to use, but you will need to register or log in. Please note these eBooks are best viewed on a computer, laptop, or tablet.

Audible – all children’s audiobooks and stories are available for free while schools are closed. They can be streamed on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Suitable from Nursery to Year 6 and no registration required.

The Children’s Poetry Archive – an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud. Poems for Nursery to Year 6.

Once Upon a Picture Images to inspire and questions for thinking.

If you want to do some non-screen based book activities here are some suggestions of fun activities that you can do.