Literacy Champions inspire Nottingham

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

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Time to time capsule!

Literacy Champions Mehnaz, Emmanuel and Shazia have been sharing print-outs of our time capsule activity with families in their community to help them get started! Click the button below to find out more and download the activities to make your own time capsule!



Nottingham Literacy Champion Anna has written and illustrated her own book called 'Cat Walk'! 🐈🐈🐈

It’s PURR-fect for your little ones! Listen and read along with Anna and her friend Erin, also a Nottingham Literacy Champion, as they read the story.

Story time! 'Cat Walk' with Anna and Erin

Nottingham Literacy Champion Anna has written and illustrated her own book called 'Cat Walk'! 🐈🐈🐈 It’s PURR-fect for your little ones! Listen and read along with Anna and her friend Erin, also a Nottingham Literacy Champion, as they read the story.

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Tuesday, 16 June 2020



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


Making books!

Literacy Champion Viola has made the most wonderful birthday present for her son Joseph's third birthday! She has made this beautiful book to help him understand coronavirus and all the changes happening around him.


Book gifting!

Our Literacy Champions have been sharing some fantastic photos from their work delivering and sharing donated books and magazines with their community! 📚👏

Literacy Champion Shazia enjoyed giving books and magazines out to families on her street. She said, “They are over the moon and appreciating the cause. Most parents and kids said they ran out of books and activities so this is amazing!”


Word games at home

Literacy Champion Mehnaz has been creating fun word games to support her kid’s learning at home! They’ve played Snap with word cards, a dice game where you have to read the word you’ve landed on, and a paper plate game where you must throw a bean bag (or a big pair of socks!) on to the word that’s be read out!



Literacy Champion Mehnaz has been helping her five-year-old learn at home – check out their brilliant Very Hungry Caterpillar crafts that help bring the story to life!

Mehnaz popped the story characters on sticks and pegs as a ‘finger gym’ to help her little one practise their pincer grasp and pre-writing skills.

Click here to watch the story and find more Very Hungry Caterpillar activities on Family Zone.

Literacy Champion Mehnaz has been helping her five-year-old learn at home – check out their brilliant Very Hungry Caterpillar crafts that help bring the story to life! Mehnaz popped the story characters on sticks and pegs as a ‘finger gym’ to help her little one practise their pincer grasp and pre-writing skills. Watch the story and find more Very Hungry Caterpillar activities on Family Zone: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/birth-4/read-and-explore-very-hungry-caterpillar/

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Friday, 26 June 2020


Word challenges

Literacy Champion Shabnam created these fun word games to keep her children entertained as they learn at home! Can you solve them with your kids? 🤔


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



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