Early Readers

1. Share a book outside.
2. Share a book about your favourite TV character, such as Peppa Pig, Thomas and Friends, Fireman Sam or Paw Patrol.
3. Share a book of poetry (or find poems online to read together).
4. Make a den to share a book in.
5. Find a picture book with no words and make up a story to go with the pictures.
6. Share a rhyming book.
7. Choose a book you can try to read yourself.
8. Share a book that you loved when you were a baby.
9. Read out loud to your mum, dad, grandma or grandad.
10. Share a book whose cover is your favourite colour.


1. Read to your pet. If you don’t have a pet, read to a soft toy.
2. Read a book in the bath – mind you don’t drop it!
3. Read under the covers with a torch.
4. Read a comic.
5. Read a book about animals.
6. Read for 20 minutes straight (or a time that you think is right for your child's reading level).
7. Read a bedtime story to your mum or dad, instead of them reading one to you.

8. Read a book about your favourite hobby or interest – for example, performingfootballartrugbysuperheroes or space.

9. Read a book with a one-word title.
10. Read a non-fiction book.



1. Read a book that was written in the year you were born.
2. Read a magazine or newspaper (e-editions count, too).
3. Read for an hour straight (adapt the time according to your child's reading ability).
4. Read to a younger brother or sister, if you have one.
5. Read a book with over 100 pages.
6. Read a book with a friend – take it in turns to read a chapter out loud. You can do this on FaceTime, Zoom, Houseparty or Messenger while schools are closed.
7. Read a biography.
8. Find a word that you don’t know in your reading book and look it up using a dictionary. You could find a notebook and make your own list of new words.
9. Read your best friend’s favourite book.
10. Read a book that’s been made into a film, or watch a film based on a children’s book.