Young Readers at home

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Young Readers at home brings books and stories to life for children aged 5-11. This activity pack is designed for children to work through independently, or with the support of an adult.

What will you need

  • Pens or pencils
  • Paper
  • The activity sheets. These can be printed or viewed on a mobile or computer

You don’t necessarily need books to complete and enjoy these activities: just a pen, paper and some creative ideas!

Get the activities

Use the links below to download each activity:



Why do we focus on reading for enjoyment and sharing stories?

When children enjoy reading and make positive associations with books and literacy, they are more likely to succeed at school and have greater access to opportunities when they leave education. Reading for enjoyment has also been found to increase empathy, improve relationships and parent-child communication and increase mental-wellbeing.

These resources have been developed by the National Literacy Trust as part of the award winning Young Readers Programme.