Power of Words

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The Power of Words (POW), led by North Lincolnshire Council, puts words at the heart of communities across North Lincolnshire, enabled by an ambitious series of projects and events from artist workshops and live outdoor theatre to family days.

Celebrating the Intergenerational Rhyme Challenge 2019

In 2019 we launched an exciting intergenerational project using research from St Monica Trust (Channel 4 Old Peoples Home for 4 Year Olds). The research shows the benefits for the children and older generations on their wellbeing and communication skills when they have the opportunity to work together for a common purpose.

Please take time to read these heart warming case studies from some of the participating schools and residential homes. Watch out for the Intergenerational Rhyme Challenge in 2020!


‘Great Rhymers Make Great Readers!’ There is lots of evidence which suggests that young children who know nursery rhymes are more likely to be better readers. This is why we are working with The BookTrust to promote and celebrate rhyming.

Learning rhymes together, especially when all the family get involved, helps children feel confident with words and good listeners. It will also help them as they being to learn to read.”

– Julia Donaldson, Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2012 – 2013

How you can get involved?

Listen to, join in and learn some nursery rhymes at home. You could ask you family members to join in – what nursery rhymes can they remember from when they were young? (ask grandma and granddad, they will love this!)

Contact your local children’s centre to see if they are holding a Great North Lincolnshire Rhyme Challenge.

Ask your child’s educational provider how they are getting involved with the Great North Lincolnshire Rhyme Time Challenge. We have given out packs to most of our local educational providers, so we know most of them will be joining in and holding family events.

Take the Rhyme Time Challenge quiz! [PDF, 405Kb]

Rhyme resources

Listen to the nursery rhymes

‘A Place Called Home’ songs and music

A Place Called Home

We hope you enjoy listening to Story Time with Addy Farmer. Local children’s author, Addy Farmer, reads her picture book (illustrations by Louise Gardner), A Place called Home.

When Eddy, Freddy and Blip blast off into space, they land on extraordinary planets and meet extraordinary creatures. But what will happen when they encounter the terrifying BLACK HOLE IN SPACE? Will they ever get home again? A rhyming story of adventure and bravery that’s out of this world!

Here are some activities to enjoy together in our A Place Called Home Activity Pack [PDF, 3Mb]
Get Creative! Use your imagination! Have fun!

Listen to a story time with Rhubarb Theatre reading A Place Called Home