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Fun and free books for all the family 

Reading Force is a FREE, fun shared reading activity for all families with a Forces connection, including veterans, serving personnel and reservists, and divorced/separated partners and children with a Forces link.

We post books and colourful scrapbooks to children at home. Sharing stories and chatting about them is a great home activity AND a fun way to keep in touch with wider family members such as grandparents, and friends. Families can use the scrapbook to share their thoughts about the book they have read together, in notes, letters, drawings, crafts and photographs.

‘It has been lovely to share special family time reading this book. Life is so busy and it is wonderful to take time to slow down and read together – and experience the book together. Grace has enjoyed discussing the book with her brothers and friends. Filling in this scrapbook has helped to discover which bits Grace enjoyed and has encouraged her little brother to read them as soon as he can. Thank you for this resource – our family has very much appreciated it and the support and encouragement to keep reading!’

Anyone with a Forces connection can join our fun shared-reading initiative and request a FREE book and scrapbook for every child at https://www.readingforce.org.uk/families/

Organisations working in the Armed Forces and Veterans community can also share this link with their families, and sign up on our website to receive copies of scrapbooks to distribute.

For more information, please contact Fiona Maxwell, Reading Force Ambassador (Scotland): fiona@readingforce.org.uk or Tel 07548 778 930