A summer of chat, play, read
Your child's brain grows fastest in their first five years of life. Spending just 10 minutes a day chatting, playing, and reading with your little one helps to give them the best start in life.
Our new initiative with an exciting calendar of events, funded by Arts Council England to inspire children to tell their stories.
For familiesWe have lots of useful tips, guidance and free activities for parents, to help you support your child's literacy development as they grow.Learn more
For schoolsRead North East supports schools to make literacy improvement a priority and encourage pupils to read for pleasure.Learn more
For supportersWe rely on the generous support of individuals, schools, communities and businesses to help us continue our vital work in the North East.Learn more
NewsRead moreOur Read North East campaign launched its new Redcar Early Years Partnership today with a storytelling event for children. NewsRead moreWe teamed up with Penguin Random House to host an exclusive schools event with the world-famous Diary of Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, as part of our Read North East campaign. Success storyView detailsChildren from Southwick Primary School in Sunderland enjoyed a day of ‘chat, play, read’ activities themed around Eric Hill’s Spot.