It is undeniable that reading is important for a child’s development. It builds so many Read more
Morphology, also known as oral grammar, refers to the use of words and their parts or ‘morphemes’ (the smallest meaningful units of language). Grammatical morphemes apply meaning (and sometimes tense) to nouns, verbs, and Read more
There are lots of ways to build your child's vocabulary, and they don't need to be complicated. Vocabulary refers to the set of words that a child knows. Vocabulary can be split into two types: receptive vocabulary and expressive vocabulary. A child’s receptive vocabulary consists of the words the child understands when he/she hears or reads them. A child’s expressive vocabulary consists Read more
Learning Links’ vision is a community where disadvantage and difficulties learning are no longer a barrier to a fulfilling life. The ‘Reading For Life Program’ is an evidence based program designed to target children in years 3-5 who are struggling and falling behind in their literacy development. Campbelltown Catholic Club is proud to partner with Learning Links by providing Read more
It may feel hard to find 20 minutes each day to read with your child, but the cost of not doing this is far too great. Children who read for just 20 minutes per day see 1.8 million words each year and have scores on standardised tests in the 90th percentile (because they have experienced so many words!). Compare this with the child who is reading for just 1 minute per day, they only see 8000 Read more
Learning to read is a complex task, and takes lots of time and practice. Here are some ideas for reading at home with your child to make it a productive and rewarding activity. Make reading sessions short It's ideal to give undivided attention when reading at home with your child. Short, regular sessions of about 10-20 minutes are better than having a long session once Read more
By Dr Samantha Hornery, Education Manager During the year your child has learnt many important skills. School holidays are a great time to relax and have fun, but it can also be enough time for this important learning to be forgotten. To avoid this we have compiled a list of suggested activities, games and excursions to keep your child thinking during the holidays. You can use these ideas Read more
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