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Help your child get back on track with reading

We understand that the disruptions to face-to-face learning due to restrictions during the pandemic may have affected your child’s progress – but we’re here to help!

Learning Links is supporting your family with the COVID catch up by offering you and your child our FREE games-based Reading for Life program. For only 45-minutes a week, you can support your child in getting back on track with their reading skills so they can return to school with confidence.

Reading for Life

The Reading for Life home program is an initiative to support parents and carers to deliver 15 specially designed reading sessions to help their child build important literacy skills – suitable for children in Primary School Grades 1 to 4.

The program is currently being offered for FREE to families in Greater Sydney.

Reading for Life is an evidence-based one-on-one literacy support program developed by a team of psychologists, teachers and speech pathologists from Learning Links. The program has proven to help children who have difficulties reading to gain foundation literacy skills and build greater confidence in their learning abilities.

Free training, resources and support

Families interested in participating in the program will receive the following:

  • A three-hour group Reading for Life parent training session with one of Learning Links’ Provisional Psychologists – delivered online using the Zoom video platform
  • A home Reading for Life pack with fun reading games, tools and information to help your child during your reading sessions
  • Five phone calls with a Learning Links Provisional Psychologist over the 15-sessions to provide support with the material and discuss any questions you may have

What does each reading session look like?

In each 45-minute session, you’ll use the fun, engaging and easy to use resources in your Reading for Life pack to work on:

  • Building a relationship (5 minutes)
  • Sight words (5 minutes)
  • Knowledge of sounds (5 minutes)
  • Reading (15 minutes)
  • Applying all skills (10 minutes)
  • Celebrating the effort by completing communication book (5 minutes)


At the end of the program, children, parents and their classroom teachers will be invited to complete a survey, so we can continue to make improvements. Learning Links will prepare on-going reports on the program – all reports will use fictitious names.

To effectively participate in the program, parents need to:
✓ Undertake a three hour training session with a Learning Links psychologist, where you will learn how to work at home with your child, who may have literacy issues and other learning difficulties
✓ Participate in the evaluation of Reading for Life
✓ Have a desire to help permanently improve the future educational outcomes of your child!

Sign up for Reading For Life

Pick a training session time that works for you and click ‘Register’ to sign up. You will be required to answer some basic questions about you and your child.


For more information about Reading for Life parent programs or training session times, contact our For Life team on 0452 249 665 or at


The Reading for Life parent training sessions and program have been generously sponsored by Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club, Canterbury League Club, Lantern Club, Campsie RSL Group, CommBank Staff Foundation and the RALI foundation.