This series of ten newsletters is designed for distribution to parents of children either beginning or in their first year of school. They are suitable for use by either classroom or specialist teachers.
The newsletters may be distributed to parents at regular intervals, e.g. weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
They are also suitable for discussion during parent information sessions or interviews.
While the newsletters have been written to follow each other sequentially, they may be distributed in any order or to address a particular need.
To allow for teacher discretion about which newsletters are distributed and in which order, the newsletters have not been numbered. However, to assist teachers in organising the newsletters and in monitoring which have been distributed and to whom, the position of a shaded butterfly in the left-hand margin of each newsletter is used to indicate the suggested order.
This series of newsletters provides suggestions and strategies that parents can use to support their children as they become readers. The focus is on sharing a love of books and reading, making time for reading and responding to beginning readers.
Titles of newsletters included in this series include:
Congratulations on teaching your child to speak! Easy wasn’t it?
Develop positive attitudes to school
Read to your children – every day!
The importance of reading
Creating an environment conducive to language learning
Choosing and sharing picture books
What is reading?
Supporting beginner readers
Establishing a reading routine
I hope you will find the series useful in encouraging support for your beginning readers at home.
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Happy teaching and learning,
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