Supporting families in the local community during the Covid-19 outbreak

To help support local families in need during the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve gifted bundles of popular children’s books to Venchie Children & Young People's Project in Edinburgh.

The project has shared 300 books with local families along with free activity booklets filled with fun and educational worksheets based on familiar fictional characters such as Alex Rider, Judy Moody and Maisy Mouse.

With the school holidays now in full swing, and children missing out on school due to Covid-19, we worked with our long-term partners the National Literacy Trust to provide local families with the brand-new books and educational materials.  

This project follows our long-running campaign in all the local communities of our shopping centres across the UK to help encourage children to enjoy reading outside of the classroom and to provide them with the resources to do so.

Free virtual storytelling videos
Working with the National Literacy Trust, we’ve also created a series of virtual storytelling sessions designed to support children’s listening and creative skills and to help spark a love for stories. Click here to watch.

Our Young Readers Story Club will feature videos from brilliant authors and poets each week, so don’t forget to check back on a regular basis.

Free access to fun educational activities
For more free and fun educational activities for children up to 12-years-old, take a look at the National Literacy Trust’s Family Zone website which has got plenty of exciting tasks to keep kids busy and entertained. There is also a separate section for over 13s to help boost their reading and writing outside of the classroom.

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