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First Page

First Page is The Reader’s family-focused project, running across the North West, and provides access to books and reading support for parents and children who need it most. By building confidence and skills for parents, carers and Early Years workers to read with under 5’s, distributing books and rhyme bags to partner organisations, and by hosting fun and accessible events, First Page is supporting the next generation of readers.

‘Reading is the single most important thing that can make a child successful in life.’ (UNESCO, 2011).

So far, we’ve reached over 14,200 adults and children by working alongside our partners including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool City Council Children’s Centres, The Whitechapel Centre, Home Start, Kinship Carers, Refugee Women Connect, and Save the Family. 100% of participants agreed that it helped their child to build a positive relationship with books and reading, and with additional funding we can bring the benefits of reading to even more people.

First Page project

The difference you’ll make

£3 could buy craft materials for a child attending a Family Fun Day
£5 could buy a book for a child to take home
£10 could buy a resource pack to inspire Shared Reading at home
£20 could fund travel for a child and their caregiver to a Family Fun Day
£30 could fund a place for a new parent and their baby on our 4-week interactive course
£40 could fund a place on our confidence-building course for adults who were never read to as a child