Summer Reading Challenge

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 9:25am

Good Morning everyone! Here is some information about this years Summer Reading Challenge! For more information and to join go to

Join the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge – it’s free! 

The Summer Reading Challenge is a great time to share and talk about books as a family and to celebrate your child’s reading achievements. We know that reading for fun improves literacy and will help your child at school (and later in life too!). Joining a Challenge is a great way to keep motivated too. 

The Challenge has changed this year due to COVID-19 and instead of children joining via their local library and reading library books, sign-up is online and any books can be read. 

 By getting involved in the Summer Reading Challenge, your child is: 

● Improving their literacy. We know that reading for fun improves literacy 

● Supporting their studies. Reading for pleasure is one of the most important factors in children’s academic success 

● Improving their wellbeing; reading for pleasures improves your mood and acts as an escape from life’s problems 

● Learning to understand others and their point of view. Studies have also found that those who read for pleasure have higher self-esteem and are better able to cope with difficult situations 

● Having a great time! Joining thousands of other children across the country, reading books, sharing their thoughts, and taking part in some great activities. 


 How to join the Challenge: 

● Join online at 

● It’s free to join 

● Children can get rewards, play games and earn badges as they read 

● Children can rate and review the books they read 

● The website features video content, games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities 

● Check out the Home Zone on the SillySquad website for families which includes step-by-step instructions on how to join as well as ideas for activities. 

Manchester Libraries’ Activity programme 

Manchester Libraries is supporting the Summer Reading Challenge with nine weeks of online activities. These include weekly Draw-Alongs with Nick Sharratt, weekly poetry with Dommy B and storytelling, crafts and other simple activities to do together either at home or school. See Facebook @manchesterlibraries every day at 11.00 a.m. or catch up via the Manchester Libraries Youtube channel. 

We look forward to seeing how you all do with this years Summer Reading Challenge! 



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