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Printable activities

  • CBeebies Square

    CBeebies magazine resource

    We teamed up with CBeebies magazine to produce a resource for young children packed with exciting ideas for fun and learning.
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  • Dream big cloud

    Dream Big at home activity sheets

    Help your child explore different careers and the literacy skills needed for them in this Dream Big resource pack.
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  • Read North East

    Reading chart

    Here’s a great chart to record your child's reading. They can read to themselves, you, your dog or even ring someone up and read aloud to them over the phone!
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Listen and watch

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    Kids’ poems and stories with Michael Rosen

    Lots of poems and stories all narrated by the fantastic Michael Rosen.
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    Audiobooks tips for families

    Listening to audiobooks is something simple you can do with your child that will help their literacy. Try our top tips!
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    Instantly stream an incredible collection of audiobooks in six different languages to your laptop, phone or tablet - all free!
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More listen and watch resources


  • Me Books app

    Me Books

    The MeBooks app is like having a little bookshop on your screen. Children can hear well-known stories read by famous actors and comedians and you can even record your own versions as a family, with sound effects!
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  • Early years tech apps

    LiteracyApps guide

    Literacy Apps is a handy guide for parents from the National Literacy Trust. Get the most out of apps that help your young children aged 0 to 5 learn language and communication skills.
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  • Teach your monster to read app

    Teach Your Monster to Read

    The Teach Your Monster to Read website and app encourages children to teach their own ‘monster’ character early reading skills, from matching letters and sounds to short stories
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Useful websites

  • Bradford families

    Words for Life

    The National Literacy Trust's website for parents is full of downloadable activities, guidance on literacy milestones, fun things to try with your child and lots more.
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  • puffin schools

    Puffin Schools

    This isn't just for schools - there are lots of things to bring stories to life including creative writing resources and great videos starring the story-makers themselves.
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    Big Cat ebooks

    Get free access to more than 300 Collins Big Cat ebooks for KS1 children.
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