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23Jun2016Create laughs in the classroom to help boost boys’ reading and writing skills
New research from the National Literacy Trust indicates comedy could play an important role in engaging children and young people, particularly boys, in reading and writing for enjoyment.
16Jun2016Are you worried about your toddler’s touchscreen time?
Technology is part of everyday life, a new survey from the National Literacy Trust and Pearson shows almost all families (97%) own touchscreens, and pre-school children will copy their parents’ use of tablets and smartphones.
16Jun2016Early years practitioners need more confidence in using technology to develop children’s literacy
Technology is part of everyday life. Access to touchscreens in early years settings has increased. However, our survey shows that that early years practitioners lack confidence in using technology.
12May2016Kick off Euro 2016 and commemorate the Battle of the Somme with literacy toolkit to boost pupils’ love of reading
Free resource blends Euro 2016 in France with the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, which began in the same country 100 years ago. A live story will also be written during Euro 2016, with a Somme-themed storyline that responds to Euro action.
28Apr2016New research highlights a gulf in reading enjoyment and attitudes between primary and secondary school pupils
The National Literacy Trust’s sixth annual survey of 32,569 children and young people reveals a gulf in reading enjoyment between primary and secondary schoolers.
22Mar2016Dads urged to get involved in their children’s story time to give boys a boost
A new survey by the National Literacy Trust found that half as many fathers as mothers say they have the most influence over developing their pre-schooler’s literacy skills.
03Mar2016Premier League Reading Stars name their favourite books
Top footballers Héctor Bellerín, Charlie Adam and Leighton Baines are among the 20 Premier League Reading Stars announced today, World Book Day, by the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League for the 2015/16 season.
04Feb2016HRH The Duchess of Cornwall visits prison literacy project
The National Literacy Trust’s Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, visited a prison to find out more about a reading programme run by the charity to improve the literacy skills of prisoners and young offenders.
03Feb2016Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall supports campaign to tackle low literacy in Peterborough
On Wednesday 3 February, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will join Peterborough school children, authors, poets and local businesses and organisations to celebrate the work of the National Literacy Trust Hub in Peterborough.
13Jan201615,000 books up for grabs in Spring Reading Adventure competition
The National Literacy Trust has launched an exciting competition with Hachette Children’s Group to encourage pupils to read more for enjoyment in 2016.