Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five

Children take everything in. They love it when you chat, play and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything.

You can turn almost anything into a game. And every little thing you do together will help set them up nicely for the day they start

Words for Life is created by the National Literacy Trust, funded by Kindred², the Department for Education, and supported by UK publishers. It provides parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home.


During the time school is closed, we have put together a selection of videos, ideas and activities that, if you are looking for something to do, will hopefully give you some different ways to stay active with your child/children. VIEW VIDEOS



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Almost everything we do involves speech, language and communication. Communication helps children express their likes and dislikes, interact with others and learn at school. Yet so many of us take these skills for granted.

Are you a parent wondering what your children do at school and how you can support them? Do your children speak English as an additional language (EAL)? Welcome to the EAL Nexus Parents page. Please take the time to?look for activities to develop your English and resources for supporting your child in learning.

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The Children’s Nutrition Team offer free community healthy lifestyle courses for children of different ages and their families in Tameside. They provide a variety of courses, training and activities aimed at promoting a healthy weight in children and young people.

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