Events

Looking for languages: Half-term family trail at Manchester Museum (part of International Mother Language Day 2023)

14:30 - 22 February 2023

The Linguistic Diversity Collective invites you to join us for some half-term fun to celebrate International Mother Language Day at the newly re-opened Manchester Museum. Grab your activity sheet and follow the language-themed trail around the museum’s enchanting collections, thinking about your own language(s) along the way. This free, fam..

Tales without books: the nature of oral storytelling with children (part of International Mother Language Day 2023)

12:30 - 14:00 22 February 2023

Reading books with young children is an activity enjoyed by many families. Over the years researchers from a range of disciplines have found that sharing books with young children has a range of benefits for child development, such as increasing the number of words that children understand and use, and their literacy and narrative skills later..

Story time in mother languages (part of International Mother Language Day 2023)

11:00 - 12:00 23 February 2023

The Linguistic Diversity Collective, Creative Manchester and Salford Libraries present 'Story time in mother languages'. The joys and benefits of sharing books with babies and young children are wide ranging but for families from minority language backgrounds living in the UK finding the right kinds of books can sometimes be a challenge. In t..

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