Reading tips and advice from BookTrustReading books with children is a great way to spend family time. Research shows that exploring books can have lots of benefits for kids, and it's also just fantastic family fun. But we know that not everyone feels comfortable about reading aloud or sharing stories, which is why we've put together some helpful hints for parents and carers. Here you'll find advice about reading as a family, including video examples of enjoying books with children and a guide to what makes a good storyteller. You can also find top tips for engaging reluctant readers and encouraging older children to read.