Four great ways to get your kids into reading this Christmas

Adorable little girl using a tablet pc by a fireplace on warm Christmas evening

READING a special Christmas story is a great festive tradition for lots of families.

Many have a favourite tale, whether it’s a book they have bought or a yarn that has been passed on through the generations.

We have four great ways to get your kids into reading this Christmas

Make it part of your own Christmas story with these simple ideas . . . 

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY: Put your child in the middle of their own Christmas adventure with a personalised book.

Buy from by 9pm this evening for delivery before Christmas and get 20 per cent off if you buy two books.

Little ones will love a story from, which has three styles you can tailor individually to your child.

It’s free although a donation is welcome.

BUILD UP YOUR BOOKSHELF: There are some beautiful Christmas books that kids will read over again.

Head to The Works for some low-cost ideas.

The store has The Polar Express Christmas Book and Gift Set, down from £12.99 to £8.

At WHSmith you can get three for two on selected books, including Tom Fletcher’s The Christmasaurus, £5.99.

TELL YOUR OWN TALE: Made-up stories are the most treasured.

The NSPCC is encouraging all ages to imagine their own story and gives step-by-step advice on how to go about it at

Whether it’s a swashbuckling pirate stealing all the presents or a superhero who swoops in to save Christmas, the only limit is your imagination.

SHARE STORIES: If you don’t already belong to your local library, now is the time to sign up.

It’s free for all the family and you’ll find a fantastic range of Christmas stories for all ages which can be a source of inspiration all year round.
Charity shops are also a perfect place to pick up festive favourites.

If you have a specialist charity bookshop near you, it’s also a brilliant place to pick up presents.

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