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We offer you here some snippets of literacy related news, some from our own work and some from valid sources nationally and internationally.

LTR engaged to provide libraries for Nurseries

Saturday 1st May 2021
JH

The Ipswich Opportunity Area has agreed to largely cover the costs of LTR providing a library of top quality books for each of 13 nurseries in disadvantaged areas of Ipswich. We hope to be able to obtain the several hundred books during May and get them delivered to these early years setting during June. The hope is that this scheme can be expanded to cover more of the 40 settings which LTR supports with regular Storytime visits and free book-bags for pupils.

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LTR gifts 6,400 free books in the last year.

Saturday 1st May 2021
JH

Because of Covid restrictions LTR has focused on giving free books to as many disadvantaged families as possible over the last 12 months. In all, we gave away nearly 6,400 books, mostly to children. Overall, this should have benefited about 8,500…

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LTR provides a free book for all nursery pupils in Ipswich

Saturday 1st May 2021
JH

Despite the pandemic restrictions, LTR was able to give away a free book to 2,557 pupils in most of the early years settings across Ipswich in the last 5 months. Given the impact of the Covid restrictions on children and their long-suffering parents, we decided that we would give books to every year-group in nurseries, mainly in the disadvantaged areas of the town. Most of these gifts were made running up to Christmas, but some were finally delivered in during the…

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LTR Successfully supports Summer in a Box Project

Friday 20th November 2020
JH

At short notice, in June, LTR was asked by Suffolk County Council to put together book-bags and associated activities for 933 disadvantaged children across Suffolk. Despite a very short timescale of a few weeks and the restrictions of lock-down, the team was able to rise to the challenge. In all, 1866 books were obtained and made up into 933 packages, including activity sheets for each book, crayons/pens and drawing/writing pads and book-marks. This was a pretty giant task, completed over several days by a very small set of volunteers operating within the Covid19 rules. We hope that the packs helped the children cope with a summer under restricted conditions, and…

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LTR Supports "Community Shelf" Project

Wednesday 10th June 2020

An initiative set up to support disadvantaged families during the Covid-19 pandemic is gearing up to deliver hundreds of books to children across…

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LTR Completes Successful Trial of Barrier to Reading

Monday 9th March 2020
JH

Between April and December 2019, LTR has partnered with 7 Ipswich school to investigate the impact of some conditions which may inhibit children's reading abilities and perhaps affect their behaviours. There are many conditions to be considered, but for this particular trial, LTR focused on Retained Primitive Reflexes with expert partners, the Multi-Sensory Training Centre. So far, results have…

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