IDEAS TO SUPPORT LITERACY AT HOME
SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Retelling events, trips or special events to family and friends
Recapping on what was done today!
Telephone conversations with family and friends
Describing how they feel, what they see, what they touch
Commenting on what they liked or disliked about their meal
Listening to noises around the home or outside- birds singing, clocks ticking, etc
Listening to instructions on how to play a game
Respond to questions about their reading book, the characters, the story problem, the story scene
Writing thank you letters to friends and family
Writing shopping lists
Writing out invitations
Writing their name on pieces of work
Encourage free writing or poems, etc.
Lots of gross motor skill play like playing on swings, slides, running, playing with balls; these encourage fine-motor skill development needed for handwriting.
Reading instructions for games or recipes when baking
Regular reading of the school reading book or library book everyday
Reading road signs, road maps