Support your child’s emotional wellbeing through stories

WELLREAD is an innovative new resource designed to help parents/caregivers support and nurture their child’s development by building up their resilience and help them to learn how to bounce back from the challenges they face today.

As our children are at home over this challenging time the team at WellRead understand that parents will be feeling frustrated and even overwhelmed with what they can do to help their child.  They would like to offer access to WellRead to parents.

WellRead is a chat bot activity designed to help parents boost their children’s emotional wellbeing with a combination of storytelling and targeted conversations. The WellRead website contains a specially chosen collection of short stories for you to read to your child. Each story is accompanied with a series of questions that you can ask to spark conversations with your child about a range of wellbeing topics. The stories and questions you will find in WellRead have been selected by teams of experts, which means you can relax and enjoy some quality time with your child, reassured that you’re also caring for their emotional well-being.  

WellRead features a carefully selected mix of international short stories, fairy tales and novel chapters. The stories will engage your child with their diverse and exciting plotlines, language and characters. There are both contemporary and classic ones, some of which you might remember from your own childhood. Many of the newer stories explore timely issues such as patchwork families, bullying, climate change and poverty. At the same time, in line with our emotional framework, all of the stories look into universal themes such as compassion, truth-telling, courage and hope.

The team at WellRead believe in helping to create a world where every child is empowered to take care of their emotional health and wellbeing and fulfill their potential. It’s free to join, simply create an account at  

During this challenging time we know emotional well-being is critical and the WellRead team feel this tool is a life line for parents whilst stuck indoors at the minute.  

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