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Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home

Success at school begins at home. By encouraging and supporting your child, you show that you place a high priority on their learning, behaviour, participation and progress at school.

HELP YOUR CHILD HAVE A HEALTHY START

To help your child have a healthy start to the day:

  • make sure your child gets plenty of sleep. Ten to 12 hours is recommended for four to six-year-olds.
  • encourage good nutrition habits
  • teach your child to dress appropriately for different kinds of weather

ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD’S LANGUAGE LEARNING

To encourage your child’s language learning:

  • set an example for good speaking and listening skills
  • talk about family events, and take your child to visit interesting places
  • read stories to your child every day when they are young
  • show that you enjoy reading your own books, magazines and newspapers
  • help your child understand that their own writing is important: letters, cards, lists
  • strengthen your child’s literacy skills at home using our literacy tip sheets for parents