Building confident readers

Reading is much more than just being able to recognise letters and sounds. Research suggests that listening to audiobooks, songs and rhymes has a powerfully positive effect on children’s early reading skills, even for the littlest of listeners.

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Listening to stories can help reluctant readers overcome barriers to reading enjoyment and deepen comprehension of the story.

- National Literacy Trust Report

Audiobooks for 0-3 year olds

Audiobooks for 3-5 year olds

Audiobooks for 6+ year olds

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Learning gets creative

With the mytonies app and Creative-Tonies there are so (so, so, SO) many ways to help little listeners become super-charged readers. Creative-Tonies have up to 90 minutes of space for you to upload your own content, or you can choose from one of our many freebies. Hop, skip and jump this way for more about the app and step-by-step instructions on how to add your own songs, stories and games to your Creative-Tonies.

Hearing stories read by professional readers demonstrates the rhythm, tone and pronunciation of a narrative, which can help children develop their own understanding of reading behaviours.

- National Literacy Trust Report

Hands up who loves a fancy dress competition?

Here at tonies ® HQ we are big fans of dressing up. This year we’re inviting YOU to dress up as your favourite Tonie storybook characters. The best dressed kid will win 10 x Tonies and 1 x Toniebox, Shelf, Headphones and Listen & Play Bag.

Step 1

Pick your Tonie storybook character (will it be Paddington? Gerald the Giraffe?)

Step 2

Get the costume together and don’t forget to have FUN doing it.

Step 3

Snap a pic of your little people all dressed up, bonus points if their Toniebox, matching Tonie and the storybook are in the snap too. Share it on Instagram and don’t forget to tag us! Good luck!

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