The National Literacy Trust’s Tell Me a Story campaign

Tell Me a Story


Did your parents read with you when you were growing up?


Sharing stories and reading together as a family are vital to the development of a child’s literacy skills, yet nearly one in four children do not have a book of their own. National Literacy Trust research shows that literate-rich home life is vital in helping children develop good literacy skills. Without adequate literacy skills a child is less likely to succeed at school and to become a happy and confident young person.


The National Literacy Trust’s Tell Me a Story campaign is raising awareness that every child has the right to share stories and develop the skills they need for their future. One in six children in the UK will grow up without the literacy skills they need to fulfil their potential.


The National Literacy Trust work directly with children in disadvantaged areas, helping them to acquire the skills they need to develop as a reader and giving them free books to take home and allowing more parents the opportunity to support their child’s literacy.


Together we can boost life chances for every child.


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