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 download

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    Fun flyer for families

    Download our flyer for tips, advice and activities you can do at home and out and about to support your child's literacy.
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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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    Flyer for families with little ones

    Nottingham families with babies and toddlers can find advice and activities on this fun colourful flyer.
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Visit Nottingham City Libraries

We're encouraging everyone to go visit their local libraries and pick out some books to support their happiness and well being!

Find your nearest library and sign up for free today!

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Things to do

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    Phonics explained: for Nottingham families

    Read On Nottingham Literacy Champions Mehnaz and Dee support families to learn about phonics together.
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    Get ready for Year 7 with these fun SMART activities!

    Feel prepared for secondary school with these activities based on the book SMART by Kim Slater.
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    Read On Nottingham's acrostic challenge gallery

    Read On Nottingham has been encouraging young people in the city to write their own NOTTINGHAM acrostic poem.
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Find more books and activities

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    Words for Life

    Ages 0-12: search by age for fun family activities to help support your children’s literacy.
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    Zone In

    Age 13+: tips for young adults to boost reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
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    Virtual School Library

    Free books, exclusive videos and recommended reads from top children's authors and illustrators.
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