Keep reading this summer!

Try to read every day....

Library Reading challenges posterGet ahead and start one of the Library Reading Challenges for next year, or continue one. (Click on the image to access the information about the challenges and for a tracking sheet)

Read whatever you enjoy - magazines, comics, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, song lyrics, subtitles!

Summer Bingo PosterHave go at our Summer Reading Bingo for a chance to win a prize. (Click on the image for a printable bingo card)

We have joined up to the National Book Clubs
Summer Book Club – ySummer Book Club Logoou can download the kindle e-book for 99p and join in. (Although the book is aimed at our new year 7 in September and current year 7/8 the book is a great read regardless of your age!) (Click on the image for more information) 

 

New year 7 in September you can take part in any of the above – you can also fill out the library Reading Roads Passport to help us get an idea of you as a reader. Follow this link for to get a passport

Why should you pick up a book or magazine and read this summer?

Reading keeps the brain active:
Reading is to the brain as exercising is to muscles. If we don’t read, we lose literacy skills. Research shows that children who do not engage in any type of mental activity during the summer lose up to a third of what they have learnt during the school year.

Reading for pleasure during the holiday will enable you to learn about different people, their behaviours and experiences, places, cultures, and facts you otherwise would not have known.

Reading increases memory, knowledge retention, focus, and concentration:

Reading books naturally activates our memory, when we read we need to remember names of characters and their attributes, names of places, events, conversations, and storylines. The more you read, the greater your ability to retain information, your brain becomes better at remembering other things.

Reading grows your comprehension skills and knowledge of the world.

Unlike other leisure activities like talking with friends, watching videos, or going online, reading trains your brain to focus your attention and live in the present.

Reading develops creativity and imagination:

Books help us imagine different situations to our normal day, and what may seem beyond possibility. They encourage us to think!  Reading broadens your perspective and imagination.

Reading supports your wellbeing:

Stories help us explore the range of our emotions. Books can make you cry, make you laugh out loud. Reading enables you to explore your feelings, improve your emotional health and can help support your mental and physical health.

Reading aids self-discovery:

When you read you connect the events, experiences, characters, and emotions in the books with yourself. Reading gives you an opportunity to realise how you would react and feel in those situations.

Reading helps you broaden and explore what you like and dislike, the more you read, the more you discover who you are, your preferences, and interests.

Remember reading can be fun!

  • If you travel to a new place, read a book about that place or explore things to do there.
  • Visit the public library or bookstore, for and pick a book.
  • If you struggle with reading or find it difficult to find time to read look for books available as audiobooks, these still improve your imagination and provide literacy skills.