|Middlesbrough to begin second chapter of reading campaign
Happy World Book Day Middlesbrough! We hope you are enjoying the celebrations. Find out more.
|The Duchess of Cornwall meets Roary the Lion in Middlesbrough
The Duchess of Cornwall came face to face with Middlesbrough football club’s mascot Roary the Lion at a celebration of the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign in May 2013, led by the National Literacy Trust. Find out more.
|Middlesbrough Reading Campaign meets Mr Bloom and Rastamouse!
We had a great time at the CBeebies road show in Stewart Park last weekend and were thrilled to meet so many families and tell them more about the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign. Find out more.
|Reading Campaign off to a flying start!
Middlesbrough's families flocked down to Morrisons' car park on Tuesday 29 January to join the National Literacy Trust and local supporters for the official launch of the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign. There were free children's books, drawing competitions and families met Boro striker Lukas Jutkiewicz and Roary the lion. Find out more.
|Carol Walker, Headteacher of Sacred Hearts school, explains why she thinks the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign and the National Literacy Trust’s programmes are so important to her pupils.|
It's hard to believe that by the age of 5, a child's future success may already be determined due to the exposure of, or lack of, reading at a young age so it is vital that we work together as a community to highlight literacy and the work of the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign.
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Celebrate with a free book!|
Over 100 countries all over the globe will join together on 6th March to celebrate World Book Day: a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. Find out more.
Ideas for creative things to do, fun activities that will boost your children’s literacy skills and books to win, all with a jungle theme. Find out more.
Getting boys to write|
Author Simon Mayo supports our campaign for parents, with tips to encourage boys to enjoy writing. Find out more.
Family mealtime chat|
Natalie Cassidy supports our drive to get families talking at mealtimes. Find out more.
Helping your child with reading
Did you know that as a parent you can make all the difference to your child’s communication skills? By spending time with your children, speaking and reading with them you can really help them develop key literacy skills. To find out more, click here.
Join the library together|
Did you know that there are 11 libraries in Middlesbrough? It’s free to join and every child can get their own library card. You can borrow up to 10 books and story tapes as well as hiring up to 6 media items such as DVDs, PlayStation2 and 3 games, X-Box 360 games, Nintendo Wii and DS games. You can also use the internet. Find your nearest library here.
Over to you
What do you think about the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign? Are you coming to our launch event and has the campaign affected anyone you know? Let us know what you think and we will publish some of your thoughts.