For families

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We have lots of fun, quick, and easy activities for you and your little ones.

Things to do

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    Take on Middlesbrough's favourite reads

    Download free Middlesbrough Reads reading logs for your child, where they can check off which books they've read.
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    Tips and activities for parents

    Explore our Words for Life website and find fun activities and reading & writing tips for children of all ages.
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    Visit your local library

    It's free to join and borrow books from Middlesbrough libraries and community hubs.
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Things to download


    We're Going on a Bear Hunt interactive leaflet

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, we've designed a leaflet full of tips to help make reading fun.
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    Book suggestions for babies and young children

    Discover new and exciting books for your baby and young child with these eight book lists.
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    Wellbeing tips for parents

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

Small Talk is our website packed with simple videos, tips and information to help parents of children aged 0-5 chat, play and read with their young child every day.

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