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Hello and WELCOME to our school readiness program where one of our resident leading experts, Sonja Walker, talks us through everything we need to know about our children starting school.

Most children don’t know how to read when they start school and that’s perfectly okay! What is important, though, is that they are ‘ready’ to read and in this video, I share fun early reading activities that you can enjoy at home with your child. A free ‘reading readiness’ fact sheet is also provided for you to download.

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  • Thank you for this. I think reading is very important.

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  • After volunteering at a school for just two weeks Im amazed at how well Kids can read. each day they read to a volunteer or the Teacher individually and also have a reward book to take a book home each night and read with a parent, then fill in the book. each child gets an award certificate and sticker when hitting a mile stone i.e 25 nights of reading and so on acummalating each night, I can see in their books if the parents have read with the children etc, Its fantastic and it shows if the book isnt filled in often, how much it effects the child and their reading skills. some Parents don’t read for weeks on end and this is not helping them. the readers are short and will only take 5 minutes. I am lucky that my kids have a routine and love to read, we read atleast 4 books a day if not more some days.


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      Thanks so much for your comments. It seems like your personal experience matches what we teachers see in the classroom AND all of the international research…the more parents read to and with their children, the better equipped their child is for literacy and learning

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  • Wish you had been around when my kids started school – but must admit their vocabulary was very good when they started – they just had to learn to be less vocal in school.

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  • i love to read with my kids and i found this to be a great part of our routine. they love to follow the story along and then try to recognise the words and letters. A love of reading does start at home.

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  • Thanks Sonja. This is really helpful and informative.


    • Thanks for your kind words, Toni. I’m glad you’ve found these tips and ideas useful and really appreciate your positive feedback

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  • Hello and WELCOME to our school readiness program where one of our resident leading experts, Sonja Walker, talks us through everything we need to know about our children starting school.

    Most children don’t know how to read when they start school and that’s perfectly okay! What is important, though, is that they are ‘ready’ to read and in this video, I share fun early reading activities that you can enjoy at home with your child. A free ‘reading readiness’ fact sheet is also provided for you to download.

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  • Wonderful. Thank for such educational clips

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  • Lke yt

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  • Lke it

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  • Thank you again. These are fantastic

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