Reading for Pleasure On and With Screens in Key Stages 1 and 2 - London

Boy and girl with technology tablet reading

Following government guidance regarding COVID-19 we have made the decision to postpone this event until further notice. We will be scheduling a new date for this training as soon as we can. Please email or register via the form below to be informed of the new details.

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Reading for Pleasure On and With Screens

The possible methods of engaging with text have increased in the digital age, and this has informed our understanding of what reading for pleasure means and how it can be encouraged. The screen is a site for children to learn about letters, stories and characters, benefit from the novelty of animated illustrations, sounds and view videos accompanying traditional narrative formats.

In this short course, we will engage with innovative tools and well-established teaching strategies to explore children’s reading for pleasure in the digital age.


  • Explore and understand the evidence base of reading on screen
  • Identify quality features in children’s digital books and story-based apps
  • Critically analyse and select the most appropriate digital books for your class
  • Find inspiration to develop your own strategies to support reading for pleasure on screen in your class.

We welcome all teachers to this training but the focus will be on books for Key Stages 1 and 2.


£175 for the first participant per school and £125 for every colleague you bring. Tickets include a £25 discount on National Literacy Trust membership.

Existing National Literacy Trust members receive a £25 discount per school - this will be deducted from your invoice when we process your order.

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