Parent Talk: Raising Readers in today’s world

RAISING READERS PARENT TALK FOR PARENTS OF PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL LEARNERS

This talk emphasises the importance of reading at home from an early age as well as the importance of fostering a love for reading in the home. The talk will show parents how to make reading fun and interactive, as well as how reading builds a child’s vocabulary and general knowledge, language and listening skills, and concentration.

Topics covered:

  • Discover the steps that need to be taken to inspire a child to become a reader for life
  • Find out about the link between reading aloud to a child and future academic success
  • Understand the benefits of reading every day to a young child
  • The importance of songs, music, rhymes and games
  • Playing with letters
  • The role of technology in a young child’s literacy development

RAISING READERS PARENT TALK FOR PARENTS OF PRIMARY SCHOOL LEARNERS

This Parent talk is aimed at Grade 1 – 3 parents. This talk helps parents realise the part they need to play in supporting their children as they learn to read and write. Strategies and tips are given on the following topics: reading, writing & spelling, homework, technology.

 Topics covered:

  • Value of reading aloud to a child past them learning to read (reading age & listening age)
  • Playing with sight words
  • How to ask questions that will develop reading and comprehension
  • Learn about the ‘reading toolbox’ & what to do if your child is struggling to recognize a word
  • The role of technology in early literacy development
  • Writing tools
  • Homework tips

WHY BOOK A RAISING READERS PARENT TALK?

As learning and education evolve one thing remains constant, a child must learn to read. Reading is the key to all future learning.

After years of giving learning support I came to realise that unless we address the issue of educating parents on how to raise a reader, the gaps will continue to widen.  This is even more true in a technologically driven, over stimulated, fast paced society where young children are more often left to their own devices or to play with devices. The importance of play and developing language through hands on activities and experiences is getting lost in society’s technological mine field.  The human race calls it connecting but in essence adults are connecting less with young children and a learning gap is beginning to emerge.

Parents need to be informed about what it takes to raise a reader in today’s world. The heart of the matter is that Parents need to understand why they should:

  • read traditional books as opposed to e-books to their children daily
  • talk and connect daily
  • broaden general knowledge and vocabulary daily
  • allow a child to play freely and interact naturally with his or her environment daily to stimulate creativity, language and imagination

To Book a Raising Readers Talk for a School Parent information evening/Moms coffee morning/Networking functions/Education fundraiser/Therapist function/Corporate function;

Contact Marian Bailey or Lucille Kleb

E: marian@raisingreaders.co.za/lucille@raisingreaders.co.za