Festive fun

The festive period is magical for children and offers plenty of time to spend together as a family. Use these book recommendations, tips and activities to build on your child’s excitement and help them develop their reading, writing and speaking skills over the holidays.

With books and activities suitable for babies to 11-year-olds, there’s something for everyone this festive season.

Festive book list
Festive book list
Snuggle up with a story this Christmas
Letter to Santa
Letter to Santa
Support writing skills with a list to Santa
Festive literacy tips
Festive literacy tips
Practise literacy skills over the holidays


Christmas biscuit recipe
Christmas biscuit recipe
A fun, child-friendly and festive bake
Winter book giveaway
Winter book giveaway
18 different wintery titles up for grabs
Festive puzzles
Festive puzzles
Crack these Christmas puzzles

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