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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    Phonics explained: for Nottingham families

    Read On Nottingham Literacy Champions Mehnaz and Dee support families to learn about phonics together.
    Watch the videos
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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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Walk and Talk Trail

This summer we're encouraging everyone to get outside and take a walk and talk through a trail of fun ideas and activities!

Download the trail and you could be in with a chance of winning a summer book bundle!

Download the trail
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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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    Nottingham creative activities pack

    Take your pick from over 40 fun activities collated by ChalleNGe for primary and secondary aged children in Nottingham.
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    Make your own time capsule with Read On Nottingham

    Read On Nottingham is encouraging families to record their feelings and experiences of lockdown by making their own time capsule.
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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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    Nottingham City libraries

    Find your nearest library and sign up for free today.
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    The Book of Hopes

    Short stories, poems, essays and pictures from over 100 leading children's authors and illustrators.
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