Every Child Ready to Read

You play a key role in your child’s early literacy and home is where your child begins to learn:

  • Each child is unique and you know your child best. Make the most of playful learning opportunities in your everyday life.
  • When you read, talk and play together, you help develop your child’s knowledge about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. So, read together as often as possible to ensure your child’s success in school and beyond.
  • It’s never too early to start. It’s never too late to learn more. Your child will develop these skills no matter what language you speak at home.

Activities to get your child ready to read

These everyday five activities are easy to do with children of all ages – at home, in the car or anywhere a parent and child spend time together:
1. Talk
2. Read
3. Sing
4. Play
5. Write

When you practise these five activities with your child, you help them develop important pre-reading skills.

Learn more about the research

The Every Child Ready to Read program is a research-based program, grounded in the latest advances in brain theory and early childhood development, including:

  • Literacy statistics
  • School readiness studies
  • Brain development in early childhood
  • Literacy in early childhood