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Reading can help children cope better during the pandemic which has affected more than 1.5 billion students across the globe. Reading is a great leveller, reading brings joy, excitement, sometimes sadness but overwhelmingly reading transports us to other worlds.
Authors and celebrities have put together unique digital story-time initiatives to help spread the joy of reading until school can start again. I have selected a few of the best for different age groups of children, they are all free to access and reading online brings no pressure for the children to read independently.
Have a look at some fabulous resources for all age groups of children to seek out and more importantly have fun. Beginning with the littlies to comics
NZ celebs read
Watch New Zealand celebrities - including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - read bedtime stories
Audible has also made its children's stories open and free to all.
Marvel Comics - Official
Free issues. When you select an issue and click on it, you just select the first 'Read Now' option besides 'Marvel Unlimited'. It's a really cool interface to read on when you get through.
Harry Potter at Home
Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world.
With thanks to Dunedin Public Library for most of the links.
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