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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    Explore The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    The caterpillar is tiny but very hungry! Will he ever be full up? Here are some ways to watch and explore the story with your child.
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    Head to Family Zone!

    Find loads of free activities and ideas to keep your child busy at home, whilst also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.
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    Visit the library online

    Libraries may be closed right now, but you can still access their books online!
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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