"Readaxation" - free and easy resources

READAXATION

Readaxation is a term created by Nicola Morgan author of over 100 books including the bestseller Blame my Brain. Nicola’s working definition of readaxation is the act of reading for pleasure as a deliberate strategy for reducing stress levels. It acknowledges that relaxation is not a luxury but an essential part of physical and mental wellbeing and health. Readaxation crucially includes the act of achieving flow or engagement which has positive consequences for reducing stress levels and improving wellbeing.

During this period of isolation and separation our need for activities which provide us with flow are greater than ever. Here is a short list of some of the FREE and EASY resources for parents/carers to access

Free Audio Books

Website

EY/FP

KS2

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KS4

Adult

Bookstart have free Listen along to these recordings of picture books, in both Welsh and English

 

 

 

 

 

Drefwen have free downloadable stories for younger children in Welsh and English

 

   

 

 

 

Stori Tic Toc has a range of stories for younger children in Welsh

 

 

 

 

 

                                                              Amazon audible in English

   

 


 
 

Solomon Kingsnorth   has children’s classics in PDF, word and audiobook in English              

 

   
 
 

David Walliams is reading a book every day online in English

   

 

 

 

Oliver Jeffers will be reading a book a day there are also lots of videos of him reading his books on you tube in English

 

   

 

 

 

Free Audiovisual stories

Amser stori atebol has a range of stories for younger children in Welsh

   

 

 

 

Kids poems, songs and stories with Michael Rosen

   

 

 

 

Reading aloud has 11 stories on you tube

 

   

 

 

 

Free ebooks

Manybooks have over 50,000 ebooks in English