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Charity reports 97% improvement in Berkshire children’s attitudes to reading

97% of the local Berkshire children who benefit from a one-to-one ABC to Read mentor have improved in their attitudes towards reading. The result comes from the charity’s most recent annual report, which also highlights that 93% of the youngsters working with them have improved in their reading accuracy. ABC to Read works with primary…

September Resolutions

Forget January 1st. September is quickly overtaking New Year as the time to make a fresh start and think about resolutions. With the academic year just kicking off, cooler days incoming and a cozy run up to Christmas, this is the perfect time to embed a habit that will set you in good stead for…

A summer challenge that brings reading to life

Summer days can be lazy and endless but local charity ABC to Read are supporting an initiative that will keep kids engaged during those long hot days. The Summer Reading Challenge, run by the Reading Agency and libraries, encourages children aged to 4 to 11 to read six library books during the summer months. Children’s reading can…

ABC to Read bags £3,000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

ABC to Read is delighted to announce that it has bagged £3,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s…

New IKEA partners with Berkshire charity to support local reading

New IKEA partners with Berkshire charity to support local reading

As part of the ‘Let’s play for change’ campaign, IKEA Reading hosted local Berkshire charity ABC to Read in a reading event, inviting children and adults to read together with their collection of story books and soft toys. The IKEA store, which has only been open for 18 months, invited the charity to come and read with…