For families


Parents are their child's first teachers. It's very important to support your child's reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, whether you're at home or out and about.

We have lots of great activity suggestions and things to download to help you out!

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    Early years literacy support in Blackpool

    Blackpool has a wealth of services to help support the literacy development of your little ones.
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  • Love our Libraries

    Visit your local library

    Libraries are free to join and borrow books from. Find your local one and get reading!
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    Words for Life

    Ages 0-12: search by age for fun family activities to help support your children’s literacy.
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    Zone In

    Age 13+: tips for young adults to boost reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
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    Virtual School Library

    Free books, exclusive videos and recommended reads from top children's authors and illustrators
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    The Book of Hopes

    Short stories, poems, essays and pictures from over 100 leading children's authors and illustrators.
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Things to download

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    Books for children age 5 to 13

    Celebrate reading and inspire children with our themed book lists, suitable for children aged from five to 13 years and upwards.
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  • NewsWise: Reporting News

    Fake news and critical literacy tips

    Find out how to help your child navigate the news, and spot fake news when they see it.
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    Wellbeing, reading and writing top tips

    Use reading and writing to support your child's wellbeing with our top tips.
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