Ready to Read

Parent Resources

United Way Parent Resources Bnr
A man holds a little boy on his lap while they read a book together

Create precious moments reading together

Reading, talking and singing with your child are proven ways to build your child’s language and early literacy skills. The following websites provide information to help you understand and support your child’s early development.

Tips for reading with your child

There are many benefits to reading and sharing books with your child, and it’s never too early to start. From a very young age your child will be learning about sounds, words and language from these experiences, and it will help their social and emotional development too. Don’t be concerned if English isn’t your family’s first language; what matters is that you share books with your child in whatever language or mix of languages you feel most comfortable with.

We have put together a variety of tips for reading time, click below to download in your preferred language.

Isabelle from Pitney Bowes reads Roo Knows Blue

Roo Knows Blue Resources

Tip sheets
Activity pack

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?

Online supported story time with EarlyEd

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? Resources

Tip sheet
Activity pack

Who Sank the Boat? Resources

Tip sheet
Who Sank the Boat?

Amazing - Resources

Tip sheet

A Beach for Us to Play – Nola Turner-Jensen

Read with Christina and Poppy from Cumberland Council

A Beach for Us to Play Resources

Tip sheets
Activity pack

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