• TALK and LISTEN to your child
  • Sing and say nursery rhymes to your pre-school child
  • Play word games and listening games – I spy, rhyming games, etc
  • PRAISE and ENCOURAGE your child – avoid negative remarks
  • Read to your child from an early age and make it a fun/cosy experience
  • Keep reading to your child, even when they can read!
  • Hear your child read when they begin to learn at school, but make it fun, not a chore
  • Be a role model – read in front of your child
  • Join the local library
  • Point out words/letters around you
  • Try not to compare your child with siblings or peers