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Family Zone is moving!

Our new Words for Life site contains all the activities you've loved on Family Zone and Zone In, as well as many more tips and activities to improve your child's chatting, reading, writing and listening at home.

We've also opened the doors to our Virtual School Library, where every week a popular children’s author or illustrator will take on the role of author of the week with an exclusive video, a free ebook or audiobook, engaging activities and recommended reads.

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Words for Life

More on Family Zone

  • Claude in the City

    Author exclusives

    Our 'Author of the week' series beings you regular exclusive videos, activities and free digital books for children.
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    Read The Book of Hopes

    Edited by Katherine Rundell, with contributions from over 100 children’s writers and illustrators.
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What age is your child?

Family Zone is full of free activities and ideas to keep your child busy at home, whilst also benefiting their reading, writing and language development. Select an age group below to get the latest resources.

Over 13?

Visit Zone In, our new area for older students to boost their skills and beat lockdown boredom!

Each week we'll post new challenges and exclusive videos from special guests. Check out this month's free audiobook, Becoming by Michelle Obama.

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