Nurturing your child’s language skills

How to read with your child

Book resources

The Book Trust 
100 Books for Children:0-5

Words For Life

Books for Children 0-5

Direct Gov
Search for your nearest library

Knick Knack Paddy Whack

Five Little Freckled Frogs

Get it right for their age

What to Expect, When?
Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years.

Click here to view and download the resource guide

Children and technology

The risk of technology to human development

Cyberpsychologist Dr Mary Aiken warns of the risk to human development posed by our obsession with cyberspace. Millions of babies round the world deprived of eye contact and proper attention, because their parents are distracted by their smartphones, could cause “an evolutionary blip”.

Your wellbeing

General Resources

Words for life– For parents to help their children develop vital communication and literacy skills from birth to age eleven.

Book Trust
The UK’s largest children’s reading charity.

National Literacy Trust
A charity that aims to give children the literacy skills they need to succeed in life

The Communication Trust
Supporting children and young people who struggle to communicate because they have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) as well as supporting all children and young people to communicate to the best of their ability.

Family Lives
A national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family
A Youtube channel full of helpful videos about learning, wellbeing and behaviour from the Family Lives charity.

Best beginnings
A charity helping to give every child in the UK the best start in life. You can find lots of great videos on the Best beginnings video channel.

Knowledge, advice and support on everything from conception to childbirth, from babies to teenagers from other parents.
Lots of advice and support for fathers on how to be an involved dad.

Kids’ behaviour
Help with dealing with children’s behaviour

Technology for under 5s

Still faces

Engaging play

Sharing nursery rhymes

Talking to your baby

Helping your child learn All my child wants to do is draw and play

Babies learning at home

Baby brain development

Getting dads involved

Your child and the wider world Lifeskills for toddlers – preparing them for school

Tips for reading bedtime stories

Starting school