From birth to Grade 2, families play a pivotal role in developing their child's language and literacy skills. Your child's understanding of the world and their ability to learn are significantly influenced by the importance placed on their literacy skills by their family.
Important considerations for parents and carers:
- Children who begin school with stronger literacy skills excel in school, not just in language-based subjects like English.
- Early years literacy includes various activities and forms of communication, such as music, movement, dance, storytelling, visual arts, drama, talking, viewing, reading, drawing, and writing. It's never too early to read to your child.
- Oral language skills are crucial predictors of reading and writing skills. The better your child can speak, the better their overall literacy skills will develop. Engage your child in conversation often and talk as much as possible with them.
- Literacy in a child's early years should always be enjoyable. Excursions and playtime are perfect opportunities to engage and converse with your child, teaching them new vocabulary and expressions in a fun environment.
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