Reading opens many doors for children.  Sharing a story and sharing language can help your child understand the world better.  Did you know: reading comprehension relies heavily on background knowledge and vocabulary. We need to know a whopping 95% of the words in a text in order to comprehend it! Below are some resources that you may find useful to help boost the effectiveness of story and sharing time. 


Reading Roads: Recommended Reads

Reading Websites:

Amazon Free Kindle Books  

Books Trust 

Books for Topics suggested reading


Booktrust is an independent charity that works to bring together readers and books. It runs the books for babies project Bookstart, funded by Sainsbury’s. The site includes lots of information on books for children and adults, and book prizes.

Oak Academy

Virtual School Library | Oak Academy (

National Literacy Trust

National Literacy Trust Virtual School Library | Words for Life

Phonics Play

A very useful website for helping children from Reception to Lower Key Stage Two with decoding words through phonics.

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