Turn your child into a voracious reader with the British Council Reading for Life programme– an exciting online reading and learning experience for children between the ages of 7-12 years. Especially curated by the British Council, this programme aims to take your child on a journey from ‘Learning to Read’ to ‘Reading to Learn’ and help them grow as an engaged reader.

The three-week online programme challenges kids to read at least one book every week from our curated online collection of eBooks, audiobooks and comics.

While the different format of books will help children to strengthen their reading and listening skills, our expert-curated workshops, book discussion activities and book review writing tasks will support them in enhancing their writing and inferring skills along with boosting their creativity as well as critical thinking.

Interested? Register today and let you child be part of this memorable reading adventure! 

Registration is open for the new batch, starting from Sunday,  8 November 2020. So, hurry and book your seats! For more information on dates, please refer to the attached programme schedule for October and November batches

Click here to register for the programme 
 If you are a British Council library member, click here and avail special members-only fee 

Know more about the programme: 

Programme objectives

  • Promote the love for reading among children
  • Help children grow as motivated, confident and engaged readers
  • Introduce children to a wide range of authors and literature
  • Encourage children to participate in group activities and help them develop their writing and speaking skills
  • Enhance their creativity, presentation and independent thinking skills
  • Provide children with a happy and memorable learning experience.

How does the programme work?

The programme will run in  batches. The next batch starts from 8 November 2020.  Every child who joins the programme:

  • will have access to our online library
  • reads at least ‘three books in three weeks’ to complete the challenge. 
  • writes and submits a review after reading each book.
  • participates in two specially designed workshops and one book discussion during the three-week programme
  • receives a Certificate of Achievement endorsed by the British Council.

Workshops for 7 - 9 years

 

Workshop details Schedule

Making an audio book 

In this workshop, children will:

  • work on their pronunciation 
  • use voice to emote and personalise a story
  • record and create audio book

November Batch: 15 November

December Batch: 12 December

Three wishes 

In this workshop, children will:

  • use clues to predict the story
  • critically think of predictions in the story
  • express their ideas in groups

October Batch: 1 November

November Batch: 28, 29 November

December Batch: 27 December

Workshops for 10 to 12 years

Workshop details Schedule 

Three Wishes

In this workshop, children will:

  •  use clues to predict the story
  •  critically think of predictions in the story
  •  express their ideas in groups

October Batch: 18 October 

November Batch: 15 November

December Batch: 12 December

Three square reflection

In this workshop, children will:

  • understand a story in detail
  • infer underlying meaning of ideas in the story
  • put the meaning in a personalised context 
  • use convincing arguments and language to reflect on their understanding in the story

October Batch:  1 November

November Batch: 28, 29 November

December Batch: 27 December

About the collection

The digital collection provides a virtual tidal wave of brilliantly written titles on different genres a child could wish for. 

A special age-wise list has been curated by the British Council for the Reading for Life programme. The collection will be available to registered participants on https://library.britishcouncil.org in or via an app on any digital device. Participants will receive a step guide once they register.

Programme fee

Registration Fee: INR 1500/- per participant.

Special offer: If you are a British Council library member you can sign up for the program at INR 950/-

Click here to register for the programme

If you are a British Council library member, click here and avail special members-only fee