Calling Wandsworth families!
Imagine how difficult lockdown is for families living in small spaces, with limited online access and very few books, games and other activities at their disposal.
As well as the boredom and frustration, learning lost at this time risks having life-long consequences. Much of the work of Learn to Love to Read is with disadvantaged families whose children risk failing to reach government expected levels. All our usual interventions have been halted by social distancing requirements. In their place we want to provide physical resource packs – books, magazines, flashcards, educational games and crafts - to encourage reading for pleasure, comprehension and language skills at home.
Sunday would have been the date of the London Marathon alone, the world’s biggest one-day fundraising event. As it cannot take place as planned, its organisers have created a 'lockdown-friendly event', the 2.6 Challenge!
Could your family read together for 26 minutes on Sunday 26 April and donate to help Learn to Love to Read buy books and resources for disadvantaged local families impacted by Covid-19?
Set a time to turn off the TV and put aside the screens, and sit down as a family to read together. One person could read a story aloud; or you could all read quietly; or you could listen to an audio book; or children could take turns to read a favourite story or poem. One of the best ways to encourage children's reading is to read as a family together, so you will be helping your children become lifelong readers while making a real difference to children who don't have many books at home.
You can donate here https://tinyurl.com/y8pg6kms
And you might like to post a photo of your reading time using the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge and mentioning @learn2love2read.
Thank you so much!
The Team at Learn to Love to Read