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​The year before your child starts school is a very exciting time. There are many simple things that you can do to prepare your child for school. The Queensland Government website has a number of helpful suggestions.

Reading to your Child

Why is reading to your child so valuable? 

  • Listening to stories assists in early literacy development.
  • Storytelling builds bonds between children and their parents and extended family. Children often associate this time with affection and positivity.
  • Stories are a natural way to teach children about their world.
  • Stories and reading aloud allows both you and your child to enjoy the sound and rhythm of language and the way words join together to create the magic of stories.
  • Stories help to expand children’s vocabulary, so they can communicate with you and others.
  • It sets children on the road to becoming life-long readers.

Teaching your child Nursery Rhymes helps to develop rhyme, rhythm, counting skills, vocabulary, speech, and gross motor skills.