This year's Summer Reading Challenge 'The Silly Squad' launched in June. Visit the Home Zone for information on how to use the site, why it is important for children to engage with this challenge, and how to get started.
You can also follow this link to the Silly Squad book collection to get some ideas of funny books to read throughout the Challenge, and go to the Book Sorter for reading recommendations and book reviews.
We understand from the website there have been some technical issues which they are sorting out. Please bear with them; this is the first time the Summer Reading Challenge has been launched digitally so there may be some issues. Follow this link to see the message from the site https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/a-message-from-the-summer-reading-challenge-team
Parents and supporters of the Summer Reading Challenge can find more news and the latest children’s reader development offers on the Facebook page
Surrey Libraries are gradually re-opening some of the public libraries. Staines library was one of the 13 re-opened on 6th July. Please check the website for up to date opening times, and details of other libraries in the area. You can follow the link below for a range of great websites; David Walliams’ audio books, creative writing challenges, Michael Rosen reading and performing his poems and much more, including online ‘Rhymetime’ and ‘Storytime’ and The Surrey History Centre’s online educational and fun activities for all ages. The website also has some great tips and advice for parents home-schooling. https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries/children-and-teens/libraries-from-home-for-children-and-young-people
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