Literacy tools

We’ve put together a range of literacy tools, from fundraising kits to tips on how to effectively read with your baby. You can also explore our extensive list of literacy organizations. We’ve included links to their websites so you can learn more about their work.

  • Design Thinking for Libraries

    A toolkit that guides you through human-centred design for thinking for libraries so you can start coming up with solutions to everyday challenges.

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  • Top Marks

    Website housing educational resources for children, teachers and parents. Including activities, games and reading materials that can be done both online and offline.

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  • Perceptual Literacy

    Online literacy development program, mainly focusing on fluency, aimed at children aged 4 - 14

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  • Teacher Toolkit

    Heralded as "the most influential blog on education in the UK". A website made by teachers for teachers, containing lesson plans, activity ideas and other teaching resources, not all of which are free.

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  • Literactive

    Program of tools designed to help early learners develop their reading and comprehension skills through a carefully balanced and progressive reading program

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  • Doorway Online

    A collection of free educational interactive and accessible literacy, maths, touch typing and matching activities.

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  • Literacy Apps

    A database of apps collated by the National Literacy Trust. Acts as a guide to what is out there for each age group, aimed at children aged 1-5 and their parents.

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  • Reading is Fundamental

    Offers both resources for learning and tips to get children engaged in learning to read and reading as a family.

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  • Sparklebox

    A space with thousands of downloadable resources for teachers globally, almost all of which are free.

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  • Roy the Zebra

    A fun website offering online guided reading stores, literacy worksheets and interactive reading games.

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  • International Literacy Association

    The International Literacy Association (ILA) is a global advocacy and membership organization of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers, and experts across 75 countries. Unfortunately most resources are not free.

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  • Mighty Book

    An online publisher of read aloud eBooks and story songs for children aged between 2 and 10, all with an original soundtrack and sound effects.

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  • Literacy Center Education Network

    Provides literacy games and activities to help children learn to read and have fun whilst doing it. Free resources available in English, Spanish, French and German

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  • Share My Lesson

    Free lesson sharing platform created by educators for eudcators, parents, school related personnel, and other partners. Funded by the American Federation for Teachers

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  • Parent Toolkit

    Created in partnership with Pearson, a one stop shop for parents seeking advice or tools on any aspect of their child's development. From education to health to relationships.

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  • Teach Mama

    Created by Amy Kilaptrick Mascott, Teach Mama is a place where she shares tools and resources that parents can use to become the best teachers they can be for their children.

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  • Little Big Book Club

    Offers a variety of programs and resources for parents and children. These include a free monthly "Activity Time" and "Learning Time" worksheet for parents to do with their children, as well as an online book store.

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  • The Book Chook

    Book reviews, resources, tips for parents and teachers. Started by Susan Stephenson; an Australian writer, editor, educator and reviewer.

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  • Teaching Ideas

    Mainly resources for teachers, but can be used by parents and other educators as well. Contains thousands of free classroom activity ideas and downloadable resources.

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  • Read Write Think

    Non-profit offering free teaching and reading materials to teacher and parents, including classroom resources, after-school activity ideas, online games and printouts.

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  • Story Place

    Provides children the virtual experience of going to the library and participating in the the same types of activities the library offers at its physical location.

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  • International Children's Digital Library

    Online library resources providing digital learning materials in English, French, Spanish and Mongolian.

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  • Storynory

    Resource of audio read-along stories.

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  • The Story Kitchen

    Creative writing help for children, choose hero, location and villain, website will create story for you based on this.

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  • Reading Rockets

    Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

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