The project focuses on supporting families to learn to love books and stories with their children from as early an age as possible. It supports the development of the ‘home learning environment’ and the role books and stories play in nurturing positive and stimulating pre-school early learning.
This project supports families by providing books, stories, songs and activities that can be shared at home and in sessions in libraries or other venues where the book borrowing habit can also be promoted. The project aims to model how the books and activities can be used to have fun. Learning To Love Books encourages early literacy and vocabulary development, because we know that good language skills are key to social mobility.
Families with children aged 0 – 4 are recruited onto the projects via referrals from Family Support workers, Family Mentors and community groups such as The Refugee Forum, Housing Associations and community centres in the areas we where we run the programme.