Parents and families

Our parent-facing site Words for Life provides milestones, tips, fun resources and advice to help parents support their children’s literacy development.

Baby to 3

Use our milestones, tips and advice to guide you through your baby's first three years. 

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Age 3 to 5

Support your child's development as they grow with our guidance, recommended reads and videos.

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Age 5 to 7

Learn how to support your child's reading, writing and communication skills as they start school.

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Age 7 to 11

Our tips, milestones and fun activities can help you to develop your older child's literacy skills from home.

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Themed activities

Tap into your child's interests with book lists, top tips and fun literacy activities, all themed around different topics.

  • Autumn - Words for Life

    Autumn

    Use the change in season to boost your child's literacy with autumnal books, activities and recipes.

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  • Hilda and the Troll

    Comics

    Comic books can help to interest children who aren’t enthusiastic readers.

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  • Non-fiction

    Non-fiction

    Non-fiction can be a brilliant way to engage your child in reading for enjoyment.

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