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"Readaxation" - free and easy resources


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







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