Wednesday, May 27, 2020 09:59:44 AM
Canpus Desk :
Parents and carers can have a big impact on their children's education. By providing learning opportunities and support at home you can help encourage learning from an early age, right through to high school.
Here are some fantastic literacy tips and inspiring ways parents and carers can be more involved in children's learning.
1. Make books important
Turn off the TV and devices and read for half an hour. Talk about what you are reading and/or read with your child, depending on the age group. Sitting in the same room and reading independently can send strong messages about enjoying books.
2. Visit the library
Help your children borrow books and borrow yourself. Talk about your choices (authors, topics, book types) on the way home.
3. Make books available
Have a range of books available in your home to read anytime. The Learning Potential website has helpful tips on choosing books for your child.
4. Write together
Compose greetings together for birthdays and other special occasions, whether a card, letter, email or a puppet play.
5. Set up some correspondence
Arrange for a family member or friend living away from you to correspond with your child via mail or email. Even young children who may need help reading the letters/emails will enjoy receiving and sending correspondence. Friends and family will love receiving a return letter or email from your child!
6. Discuss the news
Talk to your children about family events, trips, and local and national news events that are appropriate for their age. A strong vocabulary is important for oral language, reading and writing.
7. Help your child with homework
You don't need to be an expert on each task. You can support your child to think through how they should plan their time and complete the task. Just being there, expressing an interest and saying you want to help can make your child feel supported.
8. Get support if you need it
If you struggle with reading or writing, or have a language background other than English, use the support that is offered through the school, local library or community centre, or contact the Reading Writing Hotline. Talk to friends and neighbours who may be happy to read to your child, share books or talk about what they are reading.
9. Be selective about TV programs
Try to have a family night and watch something suitable together and talk about the show afterwards. The program might create an interest for future reading or research into a topic.
10. Do things together
There can be lots of talking, reading and writing involved when planning and participating in family events. These include bike rides, cooking, shopping trips, researching for a day out, working in the garden, visiting friends or family, or planning an outing to a cinema, museum or public event. Get your children involved in the process.
-Australian Literacy Educators' Association
EID Mubarak! The nation will celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr either on Sunday or Monday (subject to sighting of the moon) after the month-long fasting but there is hardly any mood or environment for celebration in the people amid the surging outbreak of coronavirus.The two months lockdown has rendered the poor people ...
Agency :Chinese tennis player Wang Qiang, world No.29 in women's singles, told media on Thursday that she is enjoying the days without professional tennis."To be honest, I feel quite good to be able to sit back during this period of time after having traveled and played over many years to ...
THE Health Ministry issued a warning in the last week of March that no government or private hospital could refuse to provide treatment to any patient from now on. Later, on April 4, the Health Minister said that the government would take stern actions, including cancelling licences, if private hospitals ...
With no salaries, the majority of teachers at private schools, colleges, and universities suffer in silence before Eid. This socially respected group cannot ask for help to the government or NGOs, not can stand in front of OMS or TCB truck for buying staples and kitchen essentials at a subsidised ...
Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing when the coronavirus pandemic permits it, in part because she's "feeling better than ever".Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar. Two of the most famous and successful siblings in the history of sports-owners ...
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon on Wednesday dismissed outright any idea of cricket's resumption or touring Sri Lanka in near future, arguing that the country's current situation doesn't let them to discuss this issue as of now."There is no discussion in this regard [when the cricket will ...
Study report by a US based energy consultant firm said as reported by a Dhaka based national daily on Tuesday that the government plan to add more power generation capacity by installing big coal- and LNG-fired power plant will create substantial overcapacity in power sector soon much beyond what we ...
AFP, New Delhi :India captain Virat Kohli has told how his late father refused to pay a bribe to get him into a Delhi state junior team when he was a teenager.The world's top ranked one-day batsman did not identify who had demanded the bribe but said he was rejected ...