Hungry Little Minds

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five

Many little things light up hungry little minds. Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference.


They love it when you chat, play and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can turn almost anything into a game. And every little thing you do together will help set them up nicely for the day they start school.


We understand that due to the coronavirus outbreak, you and your children are spending more time at home and you might be looking for a bit more inspiration for things to do. Start by trying some of these simple, fun activities.


National Literacy Trust's Words for Life

Parents and families

A parent-facing site Words for Life provides milestones, tips, fun resources and advice to help parents support their children’s literacy development.


Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People is a website to help you develop your child's communication skills. Explore the simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.


Libraries from home

#LibrariesFromHome brought to you by Libraries Connected

At Libraries Connected, you can find the best digital services from public libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Working with a team of public librarians from across the country, they highlight key services that can be accessed through library websites and social media platforms.


Early Years Professional Development Programme

Family Resources

Looking for ideas to support your 2–4-year-old’s communication skills? Check out these expert but fun and friendly guides, designed for parents, carers and the whole family.