Turn your child into a voracious reader with British Council's Reading for Life programme – an exciting online reading and learning experience for children between the ages of 7 and 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 into an engaged reader.

The three-week online programme challenges kids to read at least one book every week from our curated collection of online books, 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, and boost their creativity as well as critical thinking abilities.

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

Registrations for first batch is now closed, you can register for the second batch starting on Monday, 14 September 2020. Hurry and book your seats today! 

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: 

How does Reading for Life benefit my child?

By being encouraged to read a book a week, children will:

  • develop the love for reading
  • grow as motivated, confident and engaged readers
  • get introduced to a wide range of authors and literature
  • participate in group activities and build their writing and speaking skills
  • enhance their creativity, presentation and independent thinking skills
  • have a happy and memorable learning experience.

How does the programme work?

The programme will run in two batches. The first batch will start in August, and the second one take place in September.

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 year olds

 

Workshop details Schedule

Making an audiobook 

In this workshop, children will:

  • work on their pronunciation 
  • use voice to emote and personalise a story
  • record and create an audiobook.

 

Batch 1: 16 August

 

Batch 2: 19, 20 September

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

Batch 1: 29 and 30 August

Batch 2: 26, 27 September 

Workshops for 10 to 12 year olds

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

Batch 1: 16 August

Batch 2: 19, 20 September 

Three square reflection

In this workshop, children will:

  • understand a story in detail
  • infer the 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

Batch 1: 29 and 30 August

Batch 2: 26 and 27 September

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