Learn to Love to Read
Helping children learn to love to read
Our vision for Wandsworth is #everychildareader. We help young children start school ready to read, primary children build a love of reading as well as reading skills, and parents support their children’s learning at home.
The pandemic has had a hugely negative impact on early development, communication and social skills, and literacy levels in young children. Poor reading skills in childhood generally result in limited literacy in adults, bringing well-recognised risks of unemployment, low wages, obesity and depression.
We give parents the motivation, skills and confidence to support their children’s reading at home. We introduce babies and toddlers to vital early literacy skills – running classes, distributing reading packs and delivering helpful messaging and advice. We build partnerships with local schools and charities to give children frequent positive reading experiences – training and supporting a team of committed volunteers.