What is English literacy?
Literacy is our ability to read, write, speak and listen in a way that lets us communicate effectively.
Why is English literacy important?
We use literacy skills in everyday life so the earlier we learn the better chance we have of being successful at school and in employment.
Ways to support your child’s literacy development.
- Find books and reading material that interest them – use the local library.
- Read them stories.
- Let your children see you reading – it could be a magazine or newspaper.
- Encourage your children to practise speaking in front of a group.
- Discuss the news, TV shows, movies and issues of the day with your children.
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