Watch our latest video below - Fairholme school staff encourage you to read, and tell you about some of the things they have been reading during lockdown! Plus a few suggestions for you too.
The document below has links to 10 brilliant story times to enjoy!
Reading for Pleasure (RfP) is the one thing that makes the most difference to helping children read proficiently. Here are three simple ideas to support reading at home.
When we read poems out loud we breathe life into them and we can picture them in our imagination. The Children’s Poetry Archive is a place where you can listen to poems read out loud. Listen to poems by Roger McGouch, Michael Rosen, Grace Nichols, Ted Hughes, Benjamin Zephaniah, Allan Ahlberg and many, many more.
Activities for families to help support reading, writing and language development. Includes free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is free!
This is a collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures by more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson. It's edited by Katherine Rundell and is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals. All free and you can read it here.
Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival
Ruby loves being Ruby. Until, one day, she finds a worry – and it won't stop growing. How can Ruby get rid of it and feel like herself again? This is a very beautiful, sensitive look at anxiety and how a problem shared is a problem halved.
Parsley Mimblewood is a home-schooled kid who sees herself as something of an expert on “How to NOT go to School”. The story follows her daily whimsical adventures along with her 11 animals and 7 imaginary friends. Each chapter explores an issue that might be weighing on children’s minds at the moment such as missing friends, dealing with emotions and feeling cooped up.
Learn to draw a lion from Giraffes Can't Dance with Guy Parker-Rees