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How can you help your child with writing


​Everyday tasks such as making a shopping list can help improve your child's writing skills.

Our school encourages all parents to help their children with their writing at home. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Ask your child to make a greeting card for a special occasion.

  • Talk about the different ways we use writing.

  • Make personalsied scrap books with your child - glue a photo or picture your child chooses onto a page and ask them to write words or sentences about the picture.

  • Create a special place for your child to write.  Providing writing materials, such as an easel or blackboard with scrap paper and pencils, makes a great environment to experiement with writing.

  • Set up some plastic letter tiles or magnets for your child to play with or a keyboard to spell out or type words. 

Visit the Department of Education, Training and Employment for more information and ideas on how you can support your child's writing.