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It is fairly obvious that the ability to read English (e.g. American, Australian, New Zealand, British etc.) is absolutely critical in every aspect of modern-day life. It is required in every job and throughout you social life. Reading also helps you to learn all other academic subjects so it is paramount that you give this number 1 priority when deciding where to focus your efforts. It really is a huge stepping stone to an improved quality of life in many aspects.

You really will benefit a lot by improving your reading skills and your life will be improved because of it in many different areas. After you have a good grasp of reading, this can lead to:

  • increased creativity
  • increased ability to build meaningful relationships
  • better job prospects
  • improved academic achievements
  • improved brain function
  • improved critical thinking skills
  • increased confidence, self-esteem and peer-status

We've put together a huge number of brilliant, educational and fun links to games, activities, videos and worksheets that can really help improve your reading ability. Work your way through them on a regular basis and you learn a lot whilst having a great time!

 

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"Letters to Big Bird" reading activity ages 3 - 5

"Letters to Big Bird" reading activity

In this activity, Big Bird from Sesame Street is sent some letters in the mailbox - but not the type of letters you might expect! These are alphabet letters! Big Bird invites you to click on items on the shelf that begin with certain letters. There are six items on the shelf and you must pick the correct....Read More

 


"Alpha Pig's Alpha Bricks" reading activity ages 3 - 6

"Alpha Pig's Alpha Bricks" reading activity

In this activity, the aim is to find letters in the alphabet to fill a hole in Alpha Pig's house before the Big Bad Wolf gets in! There are 26 gaps to fill in for each letter of the alphabet. You can play on....Read More

 


"ABCD Watermelons" reading activity ages 4 - 5

"ABCD Watermelons" reading activity

In this activity, you must choose the next letter in the alphabet rhyme each time the rhyme changes. Click on your choice of 3 letters each time! A good....Read More

 


"Bumper Cars" reading activity ages 4 - 6

"Bumper Cars" reading activity

In this activity, the goal is to win bumper car tickets by picking three lots of trash that start with the same letter. Once you have selected 3 correct items of trash, monster will begrudgingly give you a ticket to ride the bumper cars. Then have fun by using....Read More

 


"Freeze Dance Rhyming" reading activity ages 4 - 6

"Freeze Dance Rhyming" reading activity

In this activity, you must pick the words that rhyme with the letter groups on the right hand side. They appear from the magic box and float in the air. Choose the correct one so that you can freeze the dance of Wonder Red! Watch her dance and every time you get a rhyming word, Wonder Red will perform a....Read More

 


"Lickety Letter Bingo!" reading activity ages 4 - 6

"Lickety Letter Bingo!" reading activity

In this activity, there are 3 levels to choose from ('easy', 'medium' and 'hard'). The Easy level uses only capital letters and the Medium level uses only lowercase letters. The Hard Level tests your knowledge of both types of letters. Then match the sounds to the tiles! Each time that you click the correct tile which matches....Read More

 


"Reading Power Opposite Bingo!" reading activity ages 4 - 6

"Reading Power Opposite Bingo!" reading activity

In this activity, there are 9 tiles with words written on them and you need to match click the tile that is the opposite of the word you are given on the left. Each time you make a correct match, the tile disappears and once all 9 tiles have been....Read More

 


"Princess Presto's Lovely Letter Match Up!" reading activity ages 4 - 6

"Princess Presto's Lovely Letter Match Up!" reading activity

In this activity, you need to match 8 card pairs in three levels of difficulty (easy, medium or hard). The Easy Level tests you on uppercase letters, the Medium Level checks your knowledge of lowercase letters and the Hard Level tests both! There are letter sound cards and images of words. You must match a letter sound plus a picture....Read More

 


"Paint by Letter" reading activity ages 4 - 6

"Paint by Letter" reading activity

In this activity, choose a level (easy, medium or hard). Then use the side orange arrow icons to scroll through the available pictures to paint. Once you have selected your picture, you need to fill each section of the painting in the colour which matches the letter on the image (for example if a section of the painting is marked by 'F',....Read More

 


"Problem with Chickens" reading activity ages 4 - 6

"Problem with Chickens" reading activity

In this activity, you match beginning word sounds and ending word sounds on the river. Each boat has a word sound inside it and your task is to match two boats to make a given word. Choose the matching part of the....Read More

 


"Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room" reading activity ages 5 - 6

"Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room" reading activity

In this activity, there are some really lovely and well illustrated free children's literature books which you can download in PDF format or use the inbuilt online page turner. Books include 'The Cheerful Cricket and Others', 'A Child's Garden of Verses', 'Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin', 'Denslow's Humpty Dumpty', 'The....Read More

 


"All about me" reading activity ages 5 - 6

"All about me" reading activity

In the 'Who am I?' activity, you say whether you are a boy or girl , your age, hair and skin colour , eye type, face type and favorite pyjamas. See the words and have them read out aloud (by clicking on the 'ear'). In 'What is my Pet' you can choose various pets (including a dinosaur) and enter various characteristics for your pet! Other....Read More

 


"Phonics - Beginning Consonants Volume 10" phonics reading activity ages 5 - 6

"Phonics - Beginning Consonants Volume 10" phonics reading activity

In this activity, you are asked to click on words that end in the letter 'x' or begin with the letter 'y' in various garden related sentences. Watch the squirrel and mole dance each time you get an answer....Read More

 


"Phonemic Awareness - Rhyming - Level A Volume 1" phonemes reading activity ages 5 - 6

"Phonemic Awareness - Rhyming - Level A Volume 1" phonemes reading activity

In this activity, some words that end with the same sound are explained as rhyming sounds. You are asked to pick out items whose name rhymes with some words (e.g. bed and cat). Then a rhyme is sung to illustrate....Read More

 


"Reading - Vocabulary - Volume 1" reading activity ages 5 - 6

"Reading - Vocabulary - Volume 1" reading activity

In this activity, help Penny Paintbrush learn the colours by clicking on the correct colours. Firstly, you pick out the colour blue and then identify blue objects and colour items in blue. Then, you pick out red colours on certain stationary items then colour in a plane and train to colour them red. Then pick out the yellow colour and....Read More

 


"Basic Sight Words - Volume 8" reading activity ages 5 - 6

"Basic Sight Words - Volume 8" reading activity

In this activity, you are shown various basic sight words which are useful to learn off by heart. The words are 'you', 'me', 'we', 'my', 'man' and 'men'. Listen to Bindy Butterfly and click on the word she speaks out aloud. You are given a choice of two words each time and only one of the two is correct. You must click on the answer....Read More

 


"Letter Planet - a, e, o" reading activity ages 5 - 6

"Letter Planet - a, e, o" reading activity

In this activity, your task is to help the blue alien get home to the alien's planet. To do this, fill up the alien's fuel tanks with letters of the correct type! The fuel tanks are labeled 'a', 'e' and 'o' so to fill them up with fuel, drag words that match these vowels into the correct tanks. The words make a message for the alien to....Read More

 


"Words and Pictures - First Letter" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Words and Pictures - First Letter" reading activity

In this activity, your task is to help Di the artist to paint phrases. Click on start to begin then click on one of the 3 canvases to select it. Di will paint on your chosen canvas. Choose a start word and end word beginning with the same letter plus a preposition (the word in the middle). Di will paint your words on the canvas!....Read More

 


"Words and Pictures - Last Letter" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Words and Pictures - Last Letter" reading activity

In this activity, the goal is to help the artist Di to paint phrases on 3 canvases. Firstly, choose each canvas at a time. Di will paint on your chosen canvas. Choose a start word and end word ending in the same letter plus a preposition (the word in the middle). Di will paint your chosen words on the canvas! After....Read More

 


"Words and Pictures - Beginning Letters" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Words and Pictures - Beginning Letters" reading activity

In this activity, see if you can aid the artist Di in painting phrases onto 3 different canvases. Select one canvas at a time then pick a start word and end word beginning with the same double consonant (e.g. 'sh' or 'th') and a centre word preposition. Di will then paint your chosen phrase....Read More

 


"Words and Pictures - Final Letters" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Words and Pictures - Final Letters" reading activity

In this activity, see if you can help Di the artist to paint phrases onto three separate canvases. Select one canvas at a time then pick a start word and end word ending with the same letter pattern (e.g. 'ck' or 'el') and a centre word preposition. Di will then paint your chosen phrase on the....Read More

 


"My Day Jeneka - Level1" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"My Day Jeneka - Level1" reading activity

In this activity, you try to help Jeneka get ready for school. First, click on start then choose the best item to get her out of bed, then 3 things for her bag to take to school. Next choose her school....Read More

 


"Story Map Tool" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Story Map Tool" reading activity

In this activity, you first need to think carefully about a story scenario then draw pictures about the details. To help, you create a story map aided by a talking cat tutor and 'story map tool'. See if you can make the cat happy. Fill in the pictures for the 'title', 'setting',....Read More

 


"Hopposites" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Hopposites" reading activity

In this activity, you control a rabbit and you must make sure that the rabbit hops from one word to another with the opposite meaning i.e. antonyms. Just click on the correct opposite word and....Read More

 


"Skyriding" reading game ages 5 - 7

"Skyriding" reading game

In this game, you must choose a hot air balloon which is marked with a letter on it. Your goal is to guide the balloon and sky ride to the same letters which are suspended in the air. Don't pick up the wrong letters or you could....Read More

 


"Arty's Smarty Doors" activity ages 5 - 7

"Arty's Smarty Doors" activity

In this activity, the task is to find words with similar characteristics to win 5 gold stars. You can choose 'Door and More Store' or 'Delightful Dandy Doors'. In the 'Doors and More Store' option, the aim is to find words that rhyme. In the 'Delightful Dandy Doors' option, your task....Read More

 


"The Quiet Machine" reading activity ages 5 - 6

"The Quiet Machine" reading activity

In this activity, you play with a Quiet Machine that was developed for a library which tests your knowledge of beginning sounds of words. For example, you are asked which of the following words starts with the 'H' sound - worm, hook or....Read More

 


"The Best Trampolini Game" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"The Best Trampolini Game" reading activity

In this activity, you need to match the pictures with the words below them. You are tested on your knowledge of superlative adjectives where you have the chance to compare three situations and must compare them with each other and use adjectives to describe them. Click the rope to....Read More

 


"Theo's Puzzles" activity ages 5 - 7

"Theo's Puzzles" activity

In this activity, you start by clicking a letter (there are 21 of the 26 possible letters that you can choose). Then you must rearrange a 9-piece jigsaw puzzle which will make an object starting with your chosen letter. After you've completed the puzzle, watch a video clip on....Read More

 


"Monkey Match" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Monkey Match" reading activity

In this activity, you have a choice of three possible options. There is the upper and lowercase matching activity, the beginning sounds activity and finally, the rhymes activity. In each activity, you must find the find 8....Read More

 


"Blending Bowl" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Blending Bowl" reading activity

In this activity, your task is to play American football where you must choose two football players who represent the starting and ending sounds of a word. When they smash together they form a real word. See if you can predict....Read More

 


"Synonym Sam" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Synonym Sam" reading activity

In this activity, watch the dog Rufus and learn about synonyms at the same time. Choose from the multiple choice words that are synonyms to the word described by Rufus. For example, Rufus is flying so you need to select two synonyms from 'lounging', 'staring',....Read More

 


"Flood!" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Flood!" reading activity

In this activity, you must click on the title of three books that are related topics (e.g. 'storms', 'clouds', 'rain', 'tulips' and 'little'). Click the title of each book....Read More

 


"Chicken Stacker" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Chicken Stacker" reading activity

In this activity, you get to stack some chickens by clicking on the 'vowel eggs' (i.e. five eggs, each marked with a vowel). Once you have chosen each vowel in turn, you must click words that have that short vowel within its word. Your....Read More

 


"Word Play" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Word Play" reading activity

In this activity, there are lots of verbs to click on and once you do, the word performs that action! Some of the words are 'vanish', 'open', 'melt', 'shrink',....Read More

 


"Dog's letter Pit" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Dog's letter Pit" reading activity

In this activity, you first click on the dog to make him jump into the jumble of letters on the floor - the letter pit - which splats a number of letters onto the wall. Then listen to the word that needs to be made and click on each letter in turn to make the word. Get the correct letter, and in each case the dog....Read More

 


"Alphabet Falls" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Alphabet Falls" reading activity

In this activity, see if you can find some treasure in alphabet falls. The letters fall down the waterfall and you must fly the bird to catch the correct upper case and lowercase letters in the waterfall which match the code to....Read More

 


"Pig Kitchen" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Pig Kitchen" reading activity

In this activity, you wander round the Pig's Kitchen to find various food related words. Click on the words and help the pig sound out the letters of the word. There are four items to find in the kitchen - can you find them all? Then click on the....Read More

 


"Duck Pond" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Duck Pond" reading activity

In this activity, you need to try to find various fun words in the duck pond area. Move your mouse around the pond and on the land outside and click any items that glow. Then name the letters that make up the name of that item with the duck. There are four objects to find. Then click....Read More

 


"Dog House" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Dog House" reading activity

In this activity, check out dog's house and see if you can find any word items. Just move your mouse around the scene and click on any objects made up of letters. Then name the letters of the object. There are four items to find in dog's house. Once you've found them all, why not....Read More

 


"Frog Log" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Frog Log" reading activity

click on any word things you can find. Click each one and spell the letters out with the frog. Once you have found all four items, click on the frog picture on the right to....Read More

 


Woofster's Puppy Day Care" reading activity ages 5 - 6

Woofster's Puppy Day Care" reading activity

In this activity, your task is to help Woofster's puppies. You need to drag the correct word over to the puppy. First, you get a definition of each word then the puppy thought bubbles decide what they want. Watch your puppy grow and....Read More

 


"Radio Martha" reading activity ages 5 - 6

"Radio Martha" reading activity

In this activity, listen to the talking dog, Martha. Listen to the story and select the related pictures from the ones that flash up. Your selections must match the story being told! There are 5 pictures to select for each story and....Read More

 


"Create your Own Superhero" reading activity ages 5 - 6

"Create your Own Superhero" reading activity

In this activity, first pick your superhero and then get ready to listen to various words and letters. Click each letter as it is sounded out to make the word. Each time you get a word correct, you can pick an outfit and accessories for your superhero! Each time you have 6....Read More

 


"Pig's Perfect Pizza" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Pig's Perfect Pizza" reading activity

In this activity, your task is to add toy pizza toppings which start with a specific letter. The conveyor belt has lots of different objects e.g. watermelon, truck, boat etc. and you must choose items with a certain letter. Obviously, these are not real edible toppings but it sure makes a fun looking pizza! Click the red....Read More

 


"Can you dig it?" reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Can you dig it?" reading activity

In this activity, you can read and listen to an online story book about the ecosystem in your garden. You can click on various words to find out more (e.g. habitats, ecosystem, depend, creatures or observe). The story explains how various....Read More

 


"How to be an inventor" reading activity ages 5 - 8

"How to be an inventor" reading activity

In this activity, you can read or listen to an online illustrated book by Raye Lankford. It explains what some inventors have made (including Lonnie George Johnson and Allan Alcorn). Certain key words that are highlighted can be clicked to find out more. The importance of trial and error and learning from mistakes is also....Read More

 


"Super Inventions" reading activity ages 5 - 8

"Super Inventions" reading activity

In this activity, you can read or listen to an illustrated e-book by Raye Lankford. The book is about creating your very own superhero and obtaining inspiration from various animals in the natural world. Don't forget to click on the highlighted words to get a definition of that term....Read More

 


"Socks in Space" reading activity ages 5 - 8

"Socks in Space" reading activity

In this game, learn some space related words whilst playing a sock collection game with Martha the dog in space. Be careful about the asteroids - you lose a sock each time they knock into you! Then there is some word matching games to....Read More

 


"In the Park with Skits" reading activity ages 5 - 8

"In the Park with Skits" reading activity

In this activity, help Skit complete 12 rounds of finding various objects (e.g. pickles, fire hydrants etc.) around the forest. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move your dog around! Avoid all cats otherwise....Read More

 

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