National Literacy Trust

Tackling Fake News: Do Kids Have The Critical Literacy Skills They Need to Survive And Thrive In A Digital World?

Jonathan Douglas | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Tech
Jonathan Douglas

Today's children and young people have grown up in a world that revolves around digital technology. Whether children read books on a tablet, play games on a console, use apps on their phone or do their homework on a computer - technology is entrenched in every part of their lives.

How Do We Solve England's Literacy Crisis? One Community At A Time

Jonathan Douglas | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Jonathan Douglas

We have brought together resources from community, business, education, local authority and charity partners to help identify where the most serious literacy issues lie and develop targeted strategies to reach the children and families most in need of support.

Royal Ramblings: Reading Into WWE

Danny Stone | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

This is not the first time that WWE has engaged with the literary world of course and the company has an impressive history of promoting reading for children and adults both through its commercial and Corporate Social Responsibility arms.

What Do You Call 2,000 Santas?

Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Asa Bennett

It's Sunday morning and I'm standing in a park gazing at a sea of red and white. Hundreds, nay thousands, are dashing around all dressed as Santa - and I'm one of them. Have I gone mad? You may think that from my straggly white beard and ill-fitting jacket.

Read Aloud and Proud

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carey Ann Dodah

By encouraging your child to love reading, you are inviting them into worlds far, far away from their own. You are helping them build on their imagination and feel empathy and antipathy - as they put themselves into the shoes of the characters they begin to love - and dislike.

Children Find Books 'Embarrassing' And Are Reading Less

PA | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home

Today's children are reading less than seven years ago as their time is taken up with other activities, research suggests. It is not just novels th...

Joey Barton Reveals His Favourite Book

Posted 27.03.2012 | Home

Anyone familiar with his Nietzsche-filled Twitter feed won’t be surprised to hear that footballer Joey Barton likes a good read. Now in a bid to ...

Third Of UK Children 'Do Not Own A Book'

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Almost four million UK children do not own a book, research has suggested. It raises concerns that the numbers of children without books is rising,...

Freddie Flintoff Fronts Reading Campaign

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff has announced he will be fronting a new campaign to encourage fathers to play a bigger role in encouraging t...

Phonics and Reading Lists Aren't Enough to Raise Literacy Standards

Bansi Kara | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Bansi Kara

As a teacher and professed literacy geek, I cannot explain how terrifyingly unambitious government approaches to raising standards in literacy can be.