learndirect research has revealed that almost one in three (32%) parents* admit to wanting to brush up on their basic English and maths to support their children’s learning and development. With just a few weeks to go before children move up a year at school and face trickier homework, the online books will keep kids reading over the summer and help families improve their reading skills.
Backed by celebrity mum and Waterloo Road actress, Angela Griffin, the new storybooks “The Journey to Darkest Somewhere” and “The House of Scary Words” let kids become the lead characters and change details within the stories. The books also encourage readers to use basic English language while they play, so kids and parents can learn together.
The new storybooks are available at www.learndirect.co.uk/readtogether
. Kids also have the chance to win a professionally printed version of their book. Entrants simply need to register their personal storybook on the website before 31 December 2009