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.

Skills Academy is the National Literacy Trust’s brand new programme for struggling Year 7 and 8 pupils, which uses football tricks to improve reading comprehension. Find out more.

Do you work in early years? Don’t miss the National Literacy Trust’s 13th Talk To Your Baby conference: London 13 March 2017. Find out more and book your place.

Is your child always making you laugh? Enter their hilarious jokes into the BBC Red Nose Day Comedy Classroom competition and they could be performed live on Blue Peter. Find out more

Comedy competition

Technology and Under 5s

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.

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