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About Words for Life

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Helping children develop literacy skills to succeed in life

Words for Life is brought to you by the National Literacy Trust. We are a UK-based independent charity working with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life.

All of the content on Words for Life has been designed to provide parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home. Our content has been created by our expert team of early years teachers and practitioners, adapted from our curriculum-based resources for school settings, or created in partnership with companies and publishers who are just as passionate as we are about raising literacy levels.

Explore our quick and easy tips and activities to discover new ways you could boost your child’s literacy skills while having fun chatting, playing and reading together.

Words for Life is created by the National Literacy Trust, funded by Kindred², the Department for Education, and supported by UK publishers.

The National Literacy Trust's Virtual School Library, also funded by Kindred², is a free platform for primary schools, offering pupils access to free books and activities from the most popular children's authors.

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