Reading at home
The document below details 7 top tips to support reading at home.
Below are a wide range of websites that you can use to support learning at home during this period of school closure:
Tower Hamlets Libraries members can access free ebooks from the London Libraries Consortium: Kids at:
- Click on Tower Hamlets Libraries
- Enter the name on their library card
- Enter their library PIN
If children are not Tower Hamlets Libraries members they can join at https://www.ideastore.co.uk/about-us-join-today then access London Libraries Consortium: Kids.
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It's that easy.
View books turned into TV series, including The Worst Witch, Tracy Beaker, Deadly 60, Hetty Feather, Hank Zipzer, The Demon Headmaster.
Storytelling for younger viewers, using videos and read alouds.
Videos on author writing tips, who to read next, Blue Peter Book Awards, story dice challenge, author chats, story challenge wit Matt Haig, Cressida Cowell and more…
Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing. Also, free, fun kids' games to enjoy online. Whether you want some number games, puzzle games, colouring or the Shape Game, you'll find lots of interactive activities to try.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ Free Oxford Owl eBooks
For home – Advice and support for parents, Educational activities and games, Free eBook library for 3- to 11-year-olds. You must register to access the ebooks.
https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/ well known children’s author will be reading one of his books a day and talking about them
https://subscribe.firstnews.co.uk/free-downloadable-issue/ free online digital download of a specialist children’s newspaper.
http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/ vast online store of animated comic strips tracking legends and myths from across the world.
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ reading website
https://readtheory.org/auth/login reading comprehension website
https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html free Children’s Classics: PDFs & Audiobooks
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Nature-and-Animal-Realm-1.pdf downloadable reading activity pack.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ free online books – brilliant if you can’t get to the library
http://www.lovemybooks.co.uk/ ideas for fun, creative, reading activities at home
Picture Book Author Events Online. Videos and live streams created by picture book authors and illustrators for families staying at home. https://www.facebook.com/pg/AuthorEventsOnline/videos/?ref=page_internal
Authors and illustrators across the UK have responded to the Coronavirus outbreak by creating and sharing hundreds of stories and creative activities for children in live and recorded videos and free printables that families can access from home.