Learning: Innovations in Literacy

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Children’s literacy is key to them enjoying and absorbing creative content. This VOD brings some exciting and different approaches to tackle the literacy deficit, in What Next for children’s literacy.

The pandemic has had a huge effect on children’s reading achievement, widening the literacy deficit. This video brings together three innovative projects to tackle this issue, from the world of television, games, and theatre.

Peter Higgin, Artistic Director and joint CEO of Punchdrunk Enrichment, gives us a special look inside their flagship literacy project, the Lost Lending Library – a real-life storybook adventure they take into primary schools.

Henry Warren, co-founder of Turn On The Subtitles, shares insights into how the simple act of turning on the subtitles, while children are watching TV, can have a huge impact on their literacy. 

Antonio Gould, executive director at Teach Your Monster and Dr Angela Colvert, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Roehampton, discuss their fun-filled learning games, Teach Your Monster to Read and Teach Your Monster Reading for Fun.