Literacy Support at home

Why is literacy important?

  • Participation in society relies on it.
  • Literacy matters for all subjects. Example: Students who are low in maths often struggle to read questions. Building literacy helps all learning.
  • It is essential for employment.
  • For enjoyment.
  • To tell fact from fiction.
  • Understand the world around us and the complex issues we have to deal with in life.

Developing literacy skills:
Incorporating literacy into everyday experiences

Developing literacy skills early (and to continue developing them) gives your child an important foundation for their learning and increase their confidence in reading, writing, and speaking and listening.

Incorporating literacy into everyday experience and doing some of the practical activities in this booklet will help your child develop excellent reading and writing skills, help them speak well and be a good listener.

See each section below for support