Monday 2 March 2020

Get Kids Reading: A Literacy Campaign by Sooper Books

Kids, Cuddles and Muddy Puddles are proud to support a new Literacy campaign called Get Kids Reading, by Sooper Books. The driving force behind the campaign is husband and wife team Simon and Charlene, who are passionate about raising standards of reading in children.

The Get Kids Reading initiative was launched in January this year, due to research that showed young people's growing use of social media is negatively impacting levels of literacy, and increasing levels of depression, sleep-related problems and cyber-bullying.

The campaign aims to help parents bridge the gap between modern technology and the need to get kids reading. The Sooper Books mission is to provide free bookshop quality children's stories to families all over the world using an online platform.

Image Credit: Sooper Books
Traditional tales and well-loved children's stories are creatively retold by Simon (there's some Sooper Books originals in there too!), and beautifully illustrated by the talented Charlene. Together they have already produced an extensive online library of bedtime stories for 5-12 year olds! Perfect for busy, modern families who want access to quality reading resources anytime, anywhere!

Alongside stories, the website is full of links to quality resources with tips and advice for parents and educators, with the aim to help Get Kids Reading! Pop over and have a look for yourselves, and don't forget to keep checking back as new stories and resources are added regularly.

A selection of the stories already available.
You can find Sooper Books on their website or over on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Why not show them some support and help spread the Get Kids Reading message!

Finding joy in the little things: I am lucky that my two children have always loved stories, books and reading. We always read a bedtime story...or 4... together at night time - it's one of our favourite times of the day! So when I told them about Sooper Books, they were both excited to add a new dimension to stories at bedtime (or anytime!) - the look on my tablet-crazy 4 year old's face when I showed her we could read a story online, in bed, using the tablet as a 'book' was priceless!

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