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Literacy At Home

  • Kip McGrath
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Helping your child with literacy skills doesn’t have to be boring or tedious. In fact, there are many ways to bring English and literacy to life at home. By incorporating fun activities into their daily routine, you can encourage them to learn without them even realising it!

Here are some creative and engaging activities you can do with your child to help improve their literacy skills:

Write a story together

Sit down with your child and create a story together. Take turns adding sentences or paragraphs and see where the story takes you. This activity encourages creativity, and imagination and helps to develop their storytelling skills.

Play word games

Word games such as Scrabble, Boggle, and Bananagrams are fun and help improve spelling, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills. You can also make your own word search puzzles, crossword puzzles, or other word games at home.

Cook together

Cooking is a great way to teach your child new vocabulary, measurements, and instructions. You can create a recipe book with your child, or use a children’s cookbook to help them learn new words and phrases.

Create a reading space

Creating a cosy and comfortable reading area is a great way to encourage your child to read. Choose a comfortable chair, add some pillows, and make sure there is plenty of light. You can also add some fun decorations or posters to make the space feel special.

Make a book

Encourage your child to write and illustrate their own book. You can help them to come up with a story idea, and then they can create the characters and illustrations. Once the book is finished, you can even have it printed and bound to create a real book that your child can keep.

Incorporating fun and engaging literacy activities into your child’s daily routine is a great way to help improve their literacy skills. By making learning fun, you can help to develop their love of reading and writing and set them up for success in the future.

If you’re looking for extra support for your child’s English education, Kip McGrath offers personalised English tuition that can help your child build their confidence and excel in this subject. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your child achieve their full potential in English at

Kip McGrath offers personalised learning programmes for primary and secondary students in their core subjects.  A free assessment helps to identify a child’s strengths and learnings gaps. Individualised lessons are planned and offered by qualified teachers tailored to address each child’s specific learning needs. The learning programme specialises in comprehension, reading, spelling in English and Afrikaans, as well as Maths.

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