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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    Words For Life songs and rhymes list

    A list of songs and rhymes that your little one will love hearing again and again and joining in with the actions.
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    Words for Life autumn book list

    A selection of books featuring squirrels, hedgehogs, witches, and more. The seasonal theme should encourage your child to get reading this autumn.
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    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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    Read On Nottingham 100 Reads wall chart

    A wall chart including Nottingham's 100 favourite books, as voted for by local children.
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    Literacy and wellbeing top tips

    Tips for parents on using reading and writing to improve children's wellbeing.
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    That's not my... interactive leaflet

    An interactive leaflet with plenty of tips to make the most of story time.
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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.

Take a look
Small Talk young girl playing