Reading for all ages
A brilliant place to start, this is a comprehensive web portal for parents created by The Literacy Trust. Split up by age group, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development. You’ll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges.
Oxford Owl are offering free access to their ebooks - plenty of Biff and Chip adventures!
This new website has a wide range of information and resources available from how to draw a Gruffalo to how to make a mini book.
Audible have launched a free service that offers educational and entertaining audiobook content for kids, teens, and families.
Lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing plus stacks of games and activities to share.
The official Michael Rosen YouTube channel.
Free webinars for children to 'Write a novel in 60 minutes.' Click on the link below and register. There is a webinar every day.
This website is full of free resources, activity packs, writing prompts, author videos and brilliant book recommendations this is a good way to entertain and educate children as it is so engaging.
Lots of free to download ideas, games, creative activities and puzzles linked to some of Nosy Crow’s best loved books including picture books and fiction for the 8 -12 age group.
Nick Sharratt's drawing tips.
Another free website providing resources, activity ideas and book suggestions for children aged 0-9. Pages of great ideas for parents and children sharing books together.
This is an excellent resource. Authors and illustrators are creating loads of resources that children, teachers and families can access from home. These include videos, live broadcasts on Instagram and Facebook, and printables and these have been collated and shared on this site by author Caryl Hart.
In addition to a range of great resources linked to Tom Palmer’s books, he has also provided Free Reads and a daily video of him reading aloud from his books.
ACTIVITY SHEETS: drawing, spot-the-difference or escape some mazes, there’s something for everyone!