Activities | The Big Friendly Read 


By now you’re probably in Summer Holiday mode or counting down the days left at school. Hooray.

If you’re trying to think of something to do with your children / charges then look no further than The Big Friendly Read. A free reading challenge for children hosted at local libraries. It’s starting on Saturday 16th July (tomorrow) and running until Sunday 11th September – children definitely have time to read their set amount of books.

For this year’s summer reading challenge libraries are hosting a Roald Dahl themed big read. (In partnership with the Roald Dahls literary estate and The Reading Agency).

So what do you have to do? Go to your local library and sign up with your children. Easy. You’ll also be given the information needed and the collectors pack.

The challenge is for children to read 6 library books, and collect prizes along the way. When they have completed the Summer reading challenge children will receive a certificate / medal.

There’s also a mini challenge for younger children. Perfect for all ages. Let’s sit back and enjoy a good book.

We do love Roald Dahl and of course the wonderful illustrations by Quentin Blake – we think you’ll be seeing a lot more of them both with Roald Dahl Day coming up on 13th September (2016). This day marks the celebration of 100 years since Roald Dahl was born. Plus there’s also The BFG (Disney and Steven Spielberg) which is released in cinemas on 22nd July.

I digress… back to the Summer Reading Challenge. Check out their website here where you can find out even more.


© pocketnannies 2016

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