The importance of story time

Reading helps you bond with your child, makes them feel secure and it’s a great way to help develop their brains. It makes them use their imagination, which will improve their language and reading skills when they’re older.

It’s never too soon to start reading to your child. You could even start when they’re still in your tummy! During lockdown, storytime can be part of a daytime or night-time routine – whichever works best for you and your family.

While the schools are closed, Audible has announced the launch of Audible stories, letting anyone, anywhere access over 200 full-length audiobooks for free for the duration of school closures. All the titles in the collection are available to stream straight from the web and there’s no limit to how much people can listen.

You can also find some more stories to read to your child on our blog.