• Walk and Talk Trail from the National Literacy Trust aims to help children aged 0 – 5 years to develop their speech and communication skills.  To find out more and to download the tips and advice click on the image below.

    National Literacy Trust

  • Orminston Families are working across the East of England, we support children, young people and their families to see a brighter future. Providing services, from mental health support for children, families and new mums to support for those struggling with the imprisonment of a loved one.

  • Sharing Storytime with loved ones. Suffolk Libraries in partnership with Featherbed Tales have launched a new digital story sharing service. Children can record a story and share it with grandparents and loved ones as it is a wonderful way to stay connected with family members. Find out more at the Suffolk Libraries website.

    Feartherbed Tales Suffolk Libraries Storytime from anywhere image

  • Indoor or Outdoor Scavenger Hunt. It’s wonderful in this time of separation that our communities are doing so much sharing, to try to keep everyone connected, and to help people they may not have met, who are dealing with the same circumstances. This idea was shared to a local community Facebook page, by a parent who’s teacher had offered it as an activity to their pupils. #passiton !

    image showing list of items to find for an indoor and an outdoor scavenger hunt

  • Free fun activities for children  The Book Trust Home Time has loads of fun puzzles, colouring sheets and lots of creative inspiration that you can download and print out for children to enjoy. View all the activities on the Book Trust website.

    Book Trust Home Time

  • 50 Things to do before you’re Five A new app and website has been launched by  Suffolk Libraries for parents with children under 5 years old. it has been designed to bring a positive impacr on learning and health and is full of free and low-cost activities in their local area, Click on the image below to find out more!

    Free Fun Acticities for under fives

  • Groups for families around Suffolk  Families Together Suffolk groups are happening around the county in Bildeston, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Honington, Stowmarket, Wattisham and Woodbridge. All sessions are free to attend and each session will have a different theme to enable activities change weekly. The groups offer a relaxed and supportive meeting place. For more information call 01379 678552 or email

  • J.K Rowling’s The Ickabog. Published for free on The Ickabog website and released in instalments, a few chapters at a time, the new children’s story from J.K Rowling isn’t Harry Potter, and doesn’t include magic! Visit the website to read already published chapters and catch the latest ones as they are released. To add to the excitement, Rowling is asking that children reading the story illustrate it for her! Every day, she’ll be making suggestions for what you might like to draw & you can enter the official competition for the chance to have your artwork included in a printed version of the book due out later this year. More info on The Ickabog Facebook Page and upload your artwork to Twitter using #TheIckabog so that J.K Rowling can see it!

    The Ickabog title. by J.K. Rowling

  • Set a 30 day Lego Challenge! Just two rules: use your imagination, and HAVE FUN!

    image listing 30 days worth of lego building ideas

  • Listening Books, is a small audiobook charity. It offers its Sound Learning library of audiobooks, supporting the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 to A-Level, providing set texts and study guides. They also have a Downloadable audiobook library,  ideal for those who might struggle to read or hold a book due to illness, disability, learning or mental health difficulty, and a selection of Read-a-long titles for younger members: picture based e-books that appear with the audio narration, so younger members can follow the text as the story is read.

    Listening Books website image