Milestones: Baby to 3 Milestones: Age 3-5
Milestones: Age 5-7 Milestones: Age 7-11
These milestones give you an idea of how your child’s communication skills might develop from birth to age 11.

Tips from top authors

Our interviews with authors on what they like best about books, and their tips for encouraging your children to enjoy reading and writing. Click here.

Do you have a football fan in the house? With our online challenge they can win rewards such as access to exclusive footage of footballers talking about their favourite reads and downloadable certificates. Click here.

All downloadable activities

All our downloadable activities in one place. Spot the difference, Colouring, Craft, Mazes, Wordsearches and lots more. Click here.

Fun stuff to do together

Humpty Dumpty Charlie and Lola
Where's Wally Sarah Jane Adventures
Whether you have a newborn, a preschooler or a primary age child, there are lots of fun ways you can help them develop.

Playing Copying Games With Your Baby

A Nursery Teacher explains the importance of playing copying games with your baby and shows how they help parents and their babies communicate together in this video from The Essential Parent Company.

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