Helping Your Child With Literacy
Discuss the alphabet, both the letter names and sounds. Talk about family or friends who have names starting with a particular letter.
Encourage family conversations: tell stories, play games together, e.g. ‘I Spy”.
Listen to your child and expect them to listen to you.
Read aloud to your child; they love it, they learn many words from it and they grow up loving books. Before sleep is a good time for reading and telling stories, including questions and guesses.
Encourage your child to join in when reading familiar stories.
Encourage your child to speak in sentences. For example, “Can I go to the toilet please?
Make sure your child sees other family members reading.
Talk about pictures when you read.
Teach your child to recognise basic words, e.g. mum, I, go, stop.
Talk about print in the environment, e.g. signs, packages, advertisements. Provide a range of writing materials and a place for your child to write.
Encourage your child to write to family members and friends.
Link reading, writing and talking, e.g. talk about and write a simple shopping list and then read it together.
Help your child to recognise both upper case (A, B, C) and lower case (a, b, c) letters.
Show your child how to write their name, e.g. letters of the alphabet and the numbers 1 to 10. Give them lots of opportunities to practise writing their name, the alphabet and numbers.
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