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. - The National Literacy Trust’s new one-stop shop for parents full of helpful resources, videos, apps, websites and more - the National Literacy Trust’s website has lots of free resources and activities available to download - 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 - Tips and ideas for reading activities with 0-5 year olds - get the most out of apps that help your young child learn language and communication skills – keep up to date with the latest news from the Read On Nottingham campaign

Elsewhere: – Nottingham City Library Services offer, including how to access online resources. - 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. The Book Trust also has a great link on their website for booklists. 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. - 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. – 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.