We’re excited to announce an upcoming event run by Bilingualism Matters at Reading as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. On 6th November, from 10am to 2pm, at Reading Central Library we will be reading stories to pre-school children and their families in eight of the most commonly spoken languages in Reading: Portuguese, Arabic, Bangla, Hindi, Chinese, French, German and Polish. This is an opportunity for young children and their parents to meet other local families who share their home language, listen to a story, and celebrate the diversity of Reading. There will also be tea and coffee and an opportunity to ask University of Reading academics Holly Joseph and Naomi Flynn about the benefits of reading to your child in your home language. It looks like it is going to be a great event – all welcome!