Peter Gallacher
By Peter Gallacher

Angela Griffin goes back to school

Back to School

With the summer holidays now in full swing and pressure mounting on mums and dads to keep the kids entertained, learndirect has launched two FREE online storybooks to help families make the most of their time together and have fun while learning.

The research has revealed that almost one in three (32%) of parents admit to wanting to brush up on their basic English and maths to support their children’s learning and development.

With just a few weeks to go before children move up a year at school and face trickier homework, the online books will keep kids reading over the summer and help families improve their reading skills.

In the video below which is backed by celebrity mum Angela Griffin, the new storybooks “The Journey to Darkest Somewhere” and “The House of Scary Words” let kids become the lead characters and change details within the stories. The books also encourage readers to use basic English language while they play, so kids and parents can learn together.

The new storybooks are available at Kids also have the chance to win a professionally printed version of their book. Entrants simply need to register their personal storybook on the website before 31 December 2009.


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