Online Craft Times

Watch one of our videos and share an activity with your child in our Online Craft Times.

All of our Online Craft Times


Online story writing workshop

Is your child a budding writer? Children’s author Catherine Emmett has made us a fantastic video workshop on writing stories to share with families. 

Whether your child wants to improve their story writing skills to help with school work or they just love writing for fun there are some great ideas and tips here to help them get started, develop their story and come up with a fantastic ending. 

Watch it now!

Catherine Emmett is author of King of the Swamp and The Pet


Story of the month


We also have a story of the month which includes a story video and some suggested activities


Autism friendly libraries

Essex Library Service is part of the national Autism Friendly Libraries programme, so if your child needs any extra support when you visit the library please ask staff for help.


Reading Well for Children


Reading Well for Children provides quality-assured information, stories and advice to support children’s mental health and wellbeing. Books have been chosen and recommended by leading health professionals and co-produced with children and families.


The booklist is targeted at children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11), but includes titles aimed at a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers, and to encourage children to read together with their siblings and carers.


For children with learning disabilities

The Essex Local Offer lists services and support for children and young adults up to the age of 25 who have special educational need or disabilities.


Ideas and games to support children’s language, physical and emotional development from TLC (Talk, Listen, Cuddle)


Parent information

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