KIRKLEES Council has been handed £200,000 to help set up an education project.
Funds are to be targeted at a selection of local authorities in disadvantaged areas, to help parents get involved in their children's early learning.
It is part of the Government's drive to ensure that every child gets the best possible start in life.
Kirklees has yet to decide how to allocate the funds.
Proposals submitted by local authorities include giving parents learning diaries and albums for their children up to five years old.
This is so they can discuss progress with professionals.
Another proposal is to help parents use music and singing to encourage their children to speak and listen.
Personal education plans could also be set up for fostered children.
Other authorities are planning to engage fathers and granddads by recording them reading stories and organising gardening activities.
The £9m funding has been made available to 41 local authorities who work with some of the most disadvantaged and hard to reach parents.
They are using the funds to develop fresh ideas on how to connect with these parents and help them to help their children, building on the success of existing resources such as children's centres.
Children's Minister Beverley Hughes said: "We know that parents are central to children's well-being and that children's experiences in their early years have a major impact on later life.
"It is vital that children have a sound basis on which to learn and develop, as well as enjoying time with their parents."