Creating a reading culture

By Drum Digital
08 May 2014

6 great tips to get your kids reading and writing

Young children find it easier to learn to read and write when they have fun while doing so. Here’s some practical advice for helping your little one develop a love for the written word.

Tell stories

Tell stories to stimulate your children’s imagination and develop their language.

Read together

Just 10 minutes a day with a good storybook can make a big difference. Good readers in class are often the ones who read with family and friends after school.

Be encouraging

Value early reading and writing attempts just like you valued your baby’s first words! Young children are only just beginning to read and write and they need lots of support to develop their confidence.

Write and read

Allow your child to see you go about your daily activities that involve reading and writing.

Use your home language

First stories should be in children’s home languages. A strong foundation in a child’s home language is the basis for all successful learning, because to learn well we need to understand well.

Get books

Books are expensive to buy, so join a library – and use it! The librarians are there to help you.

- SuperMom

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