Reading for pleasure enriches children’s lives. Those who read for pleasure are more like to flourish academically, socially, emotionally and career-wise. The BMI Read-a-thon encourages children to read for pleasure with its simple but effective sponsored reading challenge.
What should children read?
Whatever they want! Read-a-thon is all about reading for pleasure, so they should be reading something they want to read, not what they have to, like books, ebooks, comics, newspapers, magazines or even computer game instruction manuals.
Children are usually keen to stretch themselves and often come up with great ideas e.g. five books about horses or ten books by Michael Morpurgo.
Why everyone loves Read-a-thon?
• Pupils love reading to raise money for seriously ill children
• Parents love to see their kids enjoy reading
The Read-a-thon will be held on during the entire month of September from September 3rd through September 30th!