Read, read, read! Why? Watch the tenth and final video in our Cairns Catholic Education, Reading & Numeracy Series.
Parent engagement in student learning at home
What are your children’s favourite books? Children speak about their favourite books to read and why.
What are your children’s favourite books? Parents and grandparents speak about their children’s favourite books to read together.
From a parents point of view, reading is extremely important to form a connection with your children. Reading is always one activity you can sit down and do together. ?
For children to succeed in mathematics, it’s important they understand the why and how of maths rather than relying on rote learning. Research shows that when maths is relevant to our lives, the learning will be more meaningful.
How much talking occurs in your family? And how much of that talking involves your children, either directly or listening in? Research tells us that until children learn to read, most of what they know is learnt from hearing other people talk, usually in their family setting. Want to know more? Watch the fifth video[…]
Developing skills and passion for reading at an early age is critical to a child’s development. How we achieve that is not rocket science – we can all do it!
When a child is learning to read it is important not to interrupt, unless it is really necessary. Constantly interrupting can disrupt your child’s efforts to understand what they are reading so that the meaning is lost. It can take the fun out of reading and reduce your child’s confidence. Want to know more? Watch[…]
We warm up when we get out of bed in the morning and we warm up before exercise or sport. So why not warm up before reading? Want to know more? Watch the second video in our Cairns Catholic Education, Reading & Numeracy Series – Warm-up for reading.
Research shows that more than any other subject or skill, our children’s futures are all but determined by how well they learn to read. Want to know more? Watch the first video in our Cairns Catholic Education, Reading & Numeracy Series – Reading with your child.
Story Janelle Santolin, Education Officer, Catholic Education Services Growing up in the 70s in Far North Queensland, I didn’t have the opportunity to learn a second language in primary school, like my children do today. I was very fortunate, however, to have an Italian-born father who regularly broke into Italian at home (although, the creative[…]