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Eggbuckland Vale Primary School & Nursery

Thinkers and Learners

Literacy Learning Links

Don't forget BUG CLUB for reading at home!

"Bug Club is a whole-school reading service for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged in their own personalised reading world. Interactive activities, characters they know and love and rewards keep them motivated. It's perfect for their
independent reading journey.

Whether they’re reading Ben10 eBooks at home, acting in a play written by Julia Donaldson, or thumbing through their favourite Batman comic, Bug Club helps them catch and keep the reading bug."

Our school id is : hl3a
Your child has their own username and password that has been given to them in school.


Below are some links from  for parents/carers who want to help their child with reading.



WORDS FOR LIFE - This site has lots of tips to get children reading; fun stuff to do; book recommendations; ideas for all ages up to end of KS2. Excellent site.

BOOKTRUST - This is an extensive site giving tips on how to share books; book lists & recommendations; catering for all ages including adults. Highly recommended.

OXFORD OWL - Free eBooks; advice and tips for supporting children in KS1 & KS2; lots of games & activities that support reading skills; links to Oxford reading schemes. Definitely worth a look.

THE GUARDIAN - An excellent site dealing with all things ‘bookish’ – author interviews; reader reviews; what’s hot and what’s not... Probably most suited for kiddies who already have the reading habit, but a useful site for parents to keep up to date with children’s books.

LOVE READING 4 KIDS - This site regularly updates its reading lists for specific age groups. It gives synopses, reviews & recommendations. Useful for keeping abreast of what’s popular in children’s fiction.


FIRST SCHOOL YEARS - Provides a checklist of tips for hearing your child read.

NETMUMS - Top ten tips on hearing your child read + a few related links.

TOPMARKS - Ten general tips on hearing your child read. Rather sparse but a few further links to other similar websites.

BBC - This is a general site giving brief overview of how to support your child across a range of subjects. Not very specific.


STARFALL - American beginning-to-read site with some pre-reading and beginning-reading games.

STORYLINE ONLINE - A site with a selection of popular children’s books told by actors via YouTube clips, with some suggestions for related activities.

FUNBRAIN - This site has a small selection of online books along with a few reading-based online activities.

MAGIC KEYS - This has some basic children’s storybooks online, complete with animations and some with sound.

PBS KIDS - A wide selection of online reading and pre-reading games for children to play. Variable quality and usefulness.

MIGHTY BOOK - A selection of free animated online storybooks is available without subscribing.

DR SEUSS - This Dr Seuss related site has some fun activities that tie in with some of his more popular books.

ACADEMY ISLAND - Basic reading game.