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Sharing a story

Young brains need building, just like houses. Sharing stories is really important for helping young brains grow and learn.These little moments help your child in a big way.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Sign up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to receive a new book for your child every month. The books are free for 0-5s. You can sign up through SSBC if you live in one of our wards.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED)

Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED)

FRED is a free 4 week home-based activity, designed to encourage reading and is a great way to spend time and have fun with your child. 

Story & Rhyme Time

Story & Rhyme Time

Songs to sing, stories to share and lots of opportunities to learn through play. Staff will show you activities that you can try at home. learn how to support your child to develop important language and communication skills.

Read On Nottingham

Read On Nottingham

Activities to support your child’s reading, writing, speaking and listening skills - whether you’re at home or out and about.

City Libraries

City Libraries

Have you joined your local library? Nottingham City Libraries run lots of reading and storytelling groups for children under 5.

Are you an SSBC Family?

We provide services to families in Nottingham who live in the areas of Aspley, Bulwell, Hyson Green & Arboretum and St Ann’s. Check if you’re in an SSBC area.

Enter your postcode like this: NG1 3FB

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Healthy Start Update Briefing
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Exciting ways to make reading experiences for parents and little ones even more fun!

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