Home Learning

Find out how you can help build your baby’s brain and support your 2-3 year old with activities at home, to prepare them for school.

We hold a number of sessions held at our Family Hubs to help support learning at home:

  • Wriggle, Read and Rhyme - Aimed at children aged 2-3 years old and their parents. A group session aimed at supporting your child’s speech and language development with activities, books, stories and rhymes.
  • Chat, Sing and Read at Home (0-2 year olds) – a package of support delivered by our Family Hub staff in the home to enhance the home learning environment, whilst promoting communication and language. Families will also be supported to access community groups in their local area. These sessions are by invitation only through a referral made by your Health Visitor.

Coming soon

  • Early Words Together at 3 - Early Words Together aims to support the communication, language, and early literacy of young children age 3-4 through evidence-based activities which lead to improvements in their home learning environments. Early Words Together | National Literacy Trust
  • Early Talk Boost - Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention aimed at 3-4 year old children who need help with talking and understanding words, helping to boost their language skills to narrow the gap between them and their peers. The programme aims to accelerate children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 6 months, after a nine week intervention. Early Talk Boost (speechandlanguage.org.uk).

A selection of Redcar and Cleveland day nurseries are currently delivering the Early Talk Boost programme.

Library-based activity sessions:

  • Rhymetimes: Enjoy songs, rhymes and rhythm with your child at your local library - Rhymetimes are free and fun for everyone.
  • Baby & Me: for parents to engage in reading for pleasure with their babies with a view of embedding reading as part of family’s cultural activities.
  • Music & Rhyme: Relaxed group to support you and your baby. Sing and play together to aid their development.

To find your local library please follow link: Libraries and customer service points

Online resources for Families about The Brain Story 

The University of Oxford, in partnership with the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, is working to share knowledge about the science of brain development for families and professionals. This is important information for everybody to understand how our earliest experiences can affect our long-term mental and physical health.  Find out more by clicking the link below.