‘Family learning’ refers to any learning activity that involves both children and adult family members, where learning outcomes are intended for both, and that contribute to a culture of learning in the family.

It may be informal, through events such as family fun days or more formal with family learning courses in children’s centre’s and schools.

Family learning is important as all the evidence shows that parents’ engaging and working in family learning has a positive impact on children’s learning, giving children greater confidence and self-belief and it provides measurable benefits to their literacy, language and numeracy skills.

All family learning programmes value the family as a learning environment. It supports and builds on home cultures and experience, supports the growth of family relationships and promotes a culture of raising aspiration in adults and young children.

Most importantly the programmes provide a positive and welcoming space for families to have fun learning together.

For more information on our Family Learning courses please contact the Balsall Heath Children’s Centre.

  1. Launch of Bookshare
  2. Family Learning English Party
  3. The importance of reading with your child
  4. New Year, New Start January 2017
  5. Let’s Just Do It!
  6. To the Library we went. Quality time we spent…
  7. Not your average Friday!
  8. Come rain or snow, it’s off to the library we go….again!
  9. Make Time To Share A Book
  10. Inspirational Women of Our Time
  11. For Daughters
  12. Our Theatre Trip
  13. Family Learning visit Parliament
  14. 22nd May 2017
  15. Ahoy Captain!
  16. Teddy Bear Hospital
  17. Summer Fun at Balsall Heath Library!
  18. Summer Fun with Bright Sparks Science Day
  19. Parliament visits Balsall Heath!
  20. Mr Godsiff, MP visits St Paul’s Community Development Trust
  21. Snow Days!!!
  22. OH YES WE ARE!!