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!

Things to do

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    Become a Get Blackpool Reading school gates volunteer

    Could you work with other parents to improve your child's literacy at home?
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    Nominate your favourite children's book

    Get Blackpool Reading is collating a list of Blackpool’s favourite children’s stories to encourage reading for pleasure across the town.
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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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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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    Top writing tips from Cressida Cowell

    Encourage your child's writing with these top tips from the author of 'How to Train Your Dragon'.
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    Free printable, activity sheets for children

    Download wordsearches, mazes, colouring sheets and more.
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