Reading for Life Program - Bankstown families 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 Years 1 to 4.FREE parent workshops to learn how to run the program are currently being offered for families in the Read more
By Amy Graham, Charles Darwin UniversityMany parents believe teaching their child to read is the best way to get them ready to start school, but teachers often disagree. Teachers generally consider it more important for children to Read more
By Grace Adams, Speech Pathologist. 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 Read more
by David KinnaneWithout Google or Wikipedia, can you name all the members of the Jackson 5?Everyone knows Michael. Most of us over the age of 35 know Jermaine. After a bit of effort, some of us will remember Tito and Marlon. But there’s another one: the member I almost always forget at trivia nights.*Much the same happens when it comes to naming the five, 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
Author Val BadhamReprinted with kind permission from SPELDNSWMost children start school already knowing that words are made up of different sounds, are aware of words that rhyme and can identify the beginning sound of a word. This is known as phonemic awareness.Educational research in the past twenty years has identified Read more
In our free monthly eNewsletter you’ll receive interesting articles on education and learning, tips for supporting children, our latest service offerings and programs, news, events and volunteer opportunities.