I love reading to my children. The stories I like best, are the ones that are full of imaginative characters and adventures. I love doing all the silly voices and acting them out as Alice and Thomas get so excited! Throughout my own childhood, reading was a way to escape from the world. I remember reading under the covers with a torch, often unable to resist finishing off that last chapter! In a world full of technology, I really hope I can encourage my children to love reading as I would hate for them to miss out on something so wonderful!
Since June 2014, Costa have been training reading volunteers to provide one on one help to primary school children. This is in support of Save the Children's read on, Get on scheme which aims to ensure that by 2025 every child is a confident reader by age 11. Costa have helped over 300 children to improve their reading skills by holding weekly reading sessions in schools.
I feel hugely supportive of this campaign, as reading really is something I love to do and I can't imagine missing out on the joy of diving into a good book and getting lost for hours in the story and characters.
Do you read to your children? Let me know your favourite books!