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Discover the Readingmate app

Download the app and watch your child’s love of reading grow!

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What was your favourite childhood book?

Whether your own favourite book as a child was The Velveteen Rabbit, The Gruffalo or The Very Hungry Caterpillar. With the Readingmate app your child will have access to thousands of wonderful stories.

Our favourite childhood story has the power to delight and inspire us, even now, many years later.

That’s the gift of reading – who wouldn’t want that for their child?

Readingmate Overview

Easy for parents, great for kids

The Readingmate app is designed to create a reading journey that is as unique as your child. We have partnered with teachers, librarians and industry experts to create an app that rewords and tracks the progression of your childs reading journey. Recommending books based on your childs current reading level, likes and dislikes to inspire the love of reading.

Readingmate rewards and encourages

Our app rewards each child based on the amount of time spent reading. As opposed to their reading ability. As a result, no child will get left behind or lose their motivation.

We want to empower all children, of all ages and of all abilities!

Book recommendations
as unique as your child is!

With easy access to over 100,000 titles, our Readingmate app will recommend new books for your child to read. Our reccomendations are be based on your childs favourites and reading history alongside our unique, industry expert magic that takes the guesswork out of finding an enjoyable and challenging book.

We believe that a child who doesn’t like to read, just hasn’t found the right book yet!

We support schools and children's charities

We believe that we all need to work together to promote the joy of reading to our children.

That’s why, whenever you purchase a book through the app we donate 10p each to your chosen educational charity and school!

Let’s enrich our child’s lives together!

The benefits of reading for children

  • Reading to children at age 4-5 every day has a significant positive effect on their reading and cognitive skills. This benefits their language, literacy and numeracy skills. As well as overall cognition both now and later in life.
  • Reading to children 3-5 days per week (compared to 2 or less) develops their reading skills. In fact, it can develop to that of a child six months older!
  • 16-year-olds who choose to read books for pleasure outside of school benefit too. For instance, they are more likely to secure managerial or professional jobs in later life.
  • School performance of children who are read to on a regular basis between the age of 4-5 is better. Plus, they achieve higher scores on the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests. For both Reading and Numeracy!
  • Children who read books often at age 10 and more than once a week at age 16 gain higher results in maths, vocabulary and spelling tests than those who read less regularly.

FAQs about the Readingmate app

How much does this app cost?

It’s FREE!

How many books are there to choose from?

Thousands! But our unique algorithm will help you select the ones that cater to your childs abilities and preferences.

Will it help my child at school?

Speaking as a teacher, YES. Children who read have a head start and instant access to all their subjects. As well as this, reading encourages children to think, explore and question the world around them.

How will it help my child?

Overall, the benefits of reading for your child are numerous. For instance, they will broaden their vocabulary and gain better communicative skills. As well as having access to a world of culture, history and understanding for the rest of their lives. Take a look at our article on How Reading Can Benefit Your Child for more.

Download the Readingmate app now!

Join us in encouraging and inspiring the next generation of readers. Download the Readingmate app now to kickstart your child’s reading journey!

Let’s get them excited about books!