Five things you can do to support your child’s literacy

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Parents play an important role with developing a child’s literacy skills.

Here a five things you can do with your child at home to support their literacy skills:

  1. Set aside time for reading every day. Reading before bedtime is a good habit to get into.
  2. Use your finger to move across the page with each word to help your child identify and remember words and sounds.
  3. Try to be patient with reading with your child and try to emphasise reading accuracy over speed.
  4. When reading to your child, read stories with expression. This will make it more engaging and interesting for your child.
  5. You can also play word games, point out and talk about word meanings when reading together.