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IDEAS TO SUPPORT LITERACY AT HOME

Ideas to support Literacy Learning 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

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

Reading instructions for games or recipes when baking

Regular reading of the school reading book or library book everyday

Reading road signs, road maps

Enjoying comics
 
 
The best way to support your child's Literacy learning at home is through lots of talking and sharing of experiences.