Links to online books, audio books and author’s narration to keep your children busy and encourage reading.
Please ensure the audio books are suitable by supervising the children while they are accessing the internet.
Books Beyond Words – Coping with Coronavirus – Picture books to support pupils with lockdown and mental health
Teach Your Monster Read – free to register and is great for practicing phonics and reading
Phonics Hero – step by step building from sounds to single words and then sentences
Oxford Owl – need to sign up but there is lots of Biff and Chip (and other) books online and narrated
Read On library – wonderful resource with more than 7,000 books sorted by category ranging from animals, hobbies, science, vehicles and so much more
National Literacy Trust – a comprehensive web portal for parents
Oliver Jeffers (writer) – stay at home storytime with Oliver Jeffers. ‘Staying safe together’.
Audio story everyday by David Walliams – David Williams is releasing an audio story every day for 30 days for free during the COVID outbrake.
CBeebies Storytime app – download the free Cbeebies Storytime app for kids with library of fun interactive stories featuring CBeebies characters and shows.
Audible – Incredible collection of audio stories – While the schools are closed, Audible, the audio book app, is free of charge. The children can use Audible to listen to a wide range of stories.
Love my books – recommended books organised by age range