In November 2016 our Literacy Team ran a workshop for parents about strategies to help with speaking, reading and writing.
On this page, you will find much of the information given out at the workshops along with printable versions to download.
The term ‘literacy’ refers to the skills of Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. All these skills are interlinked so the more you practise Speaking and Listening, the better reader you become; the more you read, the better writer you become. It all helps develop a wider vocabulary and awareness of the use of language and tone for different situations.
Here are some practical and fun suggestions for ways in which you can help your child to develop essential literacy skills. Some of them may be things you already do, others may be ideas that other parents have found successful.