Helpful Links

Reading at Home


Book Trust: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section:

Love Reading 4 Kids: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction:

Poetry by Heart: a wide selection of poetry covering different topics:

Oxford Owl Online provides lots of information and support for parents around helping children learn to read, and love to read, at home. Follow this link for some useful tips, broken down into age categories to guide you with your child's learning.

The Oxford Owl website also provides an online eBook library, with access to over 100 books, which include a variety of genres. All the eBooks are free to use, but you will need to register and log in to read your book.  The following link will take you to the eBook resources: page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+5-6&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#

In addition, Audible Stories (by Amazon) have made their audio books free for children and families to access whilst schools are closed. Follow the link to instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, available in six different languages!

 Follow the link below to listen to these classic children’s stories – audio book and PDF links:

  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
  • The Railway Children by E Nesbit
  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  • Peter Pan by JM Barrie
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Click to listen to Children's Classic Audiobooks








Staying Safe Online

At this time many children will be using technology more frequently to stay connected and to help them learn. Northampton County Council have produced some advice sheets and online safety agreements which may be helpful for parents.


Other useful resources:


Physical Wellbeing