Literacy Toolkit for Parents
posted on July 31, 2017
This is a short (1 page) but excellent step by step guide which helps teach the importance of literacy and its day to day use. This fact sheet focuses on the importance of ‘being a role model thereby encouraging your child to want to learn. Being a role model is step one of this toolkit; the next two steps are playing and reading.
Playing and reading are/can be intertwined to help engage a child’s imagination and desire to learn skills such as math and basic reading and writing. The part of the lesson I found most interesting was the suggestion to write a shopping list with your child. I think allowing your child to help with groceries is an excellent way to teach them the practical use of basic literacy skills and teach them a life lesson, how to shop for themselves, at the same time. The website also provides links to further literacy resources, divided by age, in the “Active Literacy” tab.
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