Literacy Champions inspire Nottingham

Find out what our Literacy Champions and Digital Literacy Champions have been up to lately!

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Sing along with our fabulous Literacy Champion Shazia as she sings ‘Five in the Bed’ to your little ones in English and in Hindi!

Sing along in English and in Hindi!

Sing along with our fabulous Literacy Champion Shazia as she sings ‘Five in the Bed’ to your little ones in English and in Hindi! 🖐 👍 Did you know? Singing songs and rhymes together teaches children to predict language structures and develops their vocabulary! 👍 Did you know? More children in the world grow up bilingual than monolingual. Having more than one language is something that should be celebrated, promoted and supported. Bilingualism stimulates brain development and helps children learn because they can think about their ideas in two (or more) languages.

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Monday, 15 June 2020


Book quizzes!

Our Literacy Champion Linzi has created two brilliant book related quizzes for the children in her neighbourhood to get them excited about reading!



We love this video from Literacy Champion Anna of her and her granddaughter reading together! 🥰

Reading to and with your children is so important for their literacy development and will help inspire a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

Literacy Champion Anna reading with her granddaughter

We love this video from Literacy Champion Anna of her and her granddaughter reading together! 🥰 Reading to and with your children is so important for their literacy development and will help inspire a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Try to find 10 minutes each day to look at a book together. Bed time is the perfect time or why not in the bath or in the garden! As you go, pause to ask them questions about the story, such as: “What’s just happened?” “How does this part make you feel?” “What do you think happens next?” This helps your child pay attention and follow the story.

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Friday, 12 June 2020



Follow Literacy Champion Viola’s instructions on how to make your own Very Hungry Caterpillar toy out of card and string, and bring everyone’s favourite caterpillar to life!

Your little ones will love to play along as you read the book or watch the story here.

Make your own Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Follow Literacy Champion Viola’s instructions on how to make your own Very Hungry Caterpillar toy out of card and string, and bring everyone’s favourite caterpillar to life! 🐛🦋 Your little ones will love to play along as you read the book or watch the story here: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/birth-4/read-and-explore-very-hungry-caterpillar/

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Wednesday, 27 May 2020



Join our brilliant Literacy Champion Shazia for story time as she reads 'Little Brown Bear' in Urdu.

Story time! 'Little Brown Bear' read in Urdu

Join our brilliant Literacy Champion Shazia for story time as she reads 'Little Brown Bear' in Urdu. 🐻

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Wednesday, 27 May 2020



Check out Nottingham Literacy Champion Viola and her son making an erupting volcano!

Help your little ones learn about volcanoes, and find out how to make one too, with help from the Natural History Museum.

Top tips from Viola: use scrunched up newspaper and paint over it to make a brilliant rock-like texture on your volcano, then paint over it with a PVA and water varnish to make it waterproof.

Make your own volcano!

Check out Nottingham Literacy Champion Viola and her son making an erupting volcano! 🌋 Help your little ones learn about volcanoes, and find out how to make one too, with help from the Natural History Museum, London: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-to-make-a-volcano.html Top tips from Viola: use scrunched up newspaper and paint over it to make a brilliant rock-like texture on your volcano, then paint over it with a PVA and water varnish to make it waterproof.

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Wednesday, 29 April 2020



We love seeing what you’re getting up to with your families as you get reading, writing and drawing at home! Here are some lovely pictures from our Literacy Champions of their children enjoying books.



This is Jon, one of our Literacy Champions who volunteers at his local primary school listening to children read and doing puppet shows.

Follow his super easy guide and help your kids make their own paper puppets at home! All you need is paper, colouring pens/pencils, scissors and tape. Get cutting and sticking and show us what you make!

Make your own paper puppets!

This is Jon, one of our Literacy Champions who volunteers at his local primary school listening to children read and doing puppet shows. Follow his super easy guide and help your kids make their own paper puppets at home! All you need is paper, colouring pens/pencils, scissors and tape. Get cutting and sticking and show us what you make!

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Monday, 4 May 2020