The National Literacy Trust have many links that can be shared online to give families ideas of what to do with their children now that the schools will be closing.
https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/ - The National Literacy Trust’s new one-stop shop for parents full of helpful resources, videos, apps, websites and more
https://literacytrust.org.uk - the National Literacy Trust’s website has lots of free resources and activities available to download
http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/ - The National Literacy Trust’s parent-facing website is full of free tips, guidance, book suggestions, activities, games and more for parents of children aged 0-11
https://small-talk.org.uk/ - Tips and ideas for reading activities with 0-5 year olds
http://literacyapps.literacytrust.org.uk/ - get the most out of apps that help your young child learn language and communication skills
readonnottingham.org.uk – keep up to date with the latest news from the Read On Nottingham campaign
Nottinghamcity.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries – Nottingham City Library Services offer, including how to access online resources.
https://nottinghamcity.ulverscroftulibrary.com - on line library with a 3 week loan period for a book, which disappears from the account at the end of the loan, if not renewed – includes e books and audio books.
http://booktrust.org.uk/books/booklist/ The Book Trust also has a great link on their website for booklists.
http://peters.co.uk/100-books-for-parents To support teachers and parents in the event of school closures, Peters have compiled a list of books that children could read at home along with downloadable activity sheets for each book.
https://readingagency.org.uk/adults/ - The Reading Agency have lots of tips and resources for adult learners on their website
World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 e-books and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home -.books suitable for all ages.
Mindheart.co – the author Manuela Molina , has created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding COVID-19. The book can be downloaded in many languages.
On a more local level:
For children and adults self-isolating, the idea of writing a daily routine may help guide all in the household. Having things to look forward to and certain activities done at certain times may help alleviate what may seem like a dire situation. Keeping all family members connected is also a concern, so suggesting ‘virtual’ story time with a grandparent over FaceTime is a lovely option to consider. Spreading the word is the main aim here and signposting as many useful resources as possible.