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There are lots of things Manchester families can do to boost their children's literacy from home. Whether it's visiting the library or reading bedtime stories, we've got lots of ideas to support families.

Things to do

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    Take 10

    Reading for just 10 minutes every day can help you relax, learn and feel good.
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    Mama G storywriting competition

    Help Mama G finish her story 'The Big Book Surprise' and win some great prizes!
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    Enjoy reading together

    Children will benefit if you read aloud to them, even when they have started to read themselves. Discover our top tips to make storytime special.
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Things to download

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    Getting your child ready for school

    Reading and talking to your child every day prepares them to learn and succeed when they start school.
    Download our top tips
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    Make storytime special

    Download our tips for making story time special with your child.
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    Literacy and wellbeing resources

    Tips for parents on using reading and writing to improve children's wellbeing.
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