Give a Book Breakfast Book Clubs

I would like to explain why I think backing Give a Book’s crowdfunding campaign, to support 10 new Breakfast Book Clubs in schools in 2021, is an extremely worthwhile thing to do. Breakfast clubs are an ideal environment to run reading and cross-age activities because the children are present in mixed ages, many of them … Continue reading Give a Book Breakfast Book Clubs

Reading Pals in School

Reading Pals is an intervention that is proving to increase children’s comprehension and their enjoyment of reading. The adjective most frequently used by children to describe Reading Pals is fun. Adults running the sessions report that even children who are normally reluctant to read are coming happily to the sessions and proactively asking to be included in future sessions. Teaching the Older Pals the four levels of comprehension questions gives them the skills needed to help them and their younger Pal fully investigate the meaning of the text.

Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing

THE CROSS-AGE READING ACTIVITIES PROVIDED BY READING PALS CONTRIBUTE TO 4 OF THE 5 STEPS, RECOMMENDED BY THE NHS, TO SUPPORT AND IMPROVE MENTAL WELLBEING.  1. CONNECT – Strong relationships with family and friends allow us to share our feelings and know that we’re understood. They provide an opportunity to share positive experiences, and can give us … Continue reading Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing