For families


There are lots of fun things you can do in the home and out and about to encourage your children's literacy development.

Things to do

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    Harry Potter competition

    Be inspired by the Harry Potter stories and create your own dragon!
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    Learn about the environment

    Caring about the environment has never been more important than it is right now. From booklists and arts and crafts, to recipes and writing tasks – help your children learn about environmental issues.
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    Drop Everything and Read

    Grab a book, magazine, or newspaper and have your own Drop Everything and Read! Find out how you can get involved and view our photo gallery from the Hastings DEAR.
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Things to download

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    Hastings 100 Reads

    Download our book list of Hastings' 100 favourite children's books, voted for by families in the town.
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    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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Words for Life

Visit our Words for Life website for development milestones, top tips and fun activities to help your child develop good literacy skills.

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