Short Courses For Parents

Reading With Your Child Series

Help your child get off to a great start on their reading journey by enrolling in one of our mini-courses for parents.  Approximately one in five children struggle with learning how to read.  Fortunately, research tells us that several skills including a knowledge of the sound structure of words (phonological awareness), phonics (letter-sound knowledge) and vocabulary are pivotal for early reading success and are developing BEFORE and DURING the early schooling years.

 

Unlock strategies to support your child towards a positive early literacy journey by checking out our Ultimate Bundle, Mini-Bundle on Phonological Awareness & Phonics or Mini-Bundle on Vocabulary! 

Each mini-course contains videos and downloadable handouts.

These mini-courses are ideal for parents of children up to 6-years of age.

The Ultimate Course Bundle

Research shows that the skills underlying strong reading acquisition are developing well BEFORE children start school.  Unfortunately 1 in 5 children struggle to read becuase they lack these foundational skills.

 

Unlock strategies to support your child towards early reading success using our Ultimate Bundle.

In the Ultimate Bundle you will learn:

  • What are the most important skills to teach your child before, and while, they learn to read & complete the reading checklist.

  • What is phonological awareness and why is this so important for learning how to read.

  • What is phonics and how do I introduce my child to phonics when reading with my child.

  • How to enhance vocabulary learning through storybooks every day.

Mini-Bundle - Phonics & Phonological Awareness

Two of the most POWERFUL PREDICTORS of how well your child will learn how to read during the first two years at school are: phoneme awareness (a subskill of phonological awareness) and phonics!

These two skills are developing BEFORE school-entry.  Get started on supporting your child with our Mini-Bundle focused on phonics and phonological awareness.

In this Mini-Bundle you will learn:

  • What are the most important skills to teach your child before, and while, they learn to read & complete the reading checklist.

  • What is phonological awareness?  How can focusing on syllables, rhyming words and sounds in words help my child to become a strong reader?

  • What is phonics and how can I support this skill while reading with my child everyday.

Mini-Bundle - Vocabulary

Vocabulary knowledge is a STRONG PREDICTOR of reading comprehension ability and is linked to OVERALL SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT.

Children who are read to 5 times per day will hear approximately 1.4 MILLION WORDS compared to 169, 000 words heard by children who are only read to 3 to 5 times per week by the time they start school.

In this Mini-Bundle you will learn:

  • What are the most important skills to teach your child before, and while, they learn to read & complete the reading checklist.

  • How to make words 'sparkle' while reading everyday.

  • How to identify Tier 1, 2 and 3 words and how to implement strategies while reading books to enhance your child's vocabulary.

Professional Memberships

Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)

Certified Practising Speech Pathologists (CPSP)

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