Helping your child at home

Help your child learn at home, 7 strategies

Read to your child, take your child to the library, play with your child using magnetic letters, help your child learn the alphabet (lower case), teach your child numbers and counting, teach your child songs, poems or nursery rhymes, paint or draw with your child.

Holding a Pencil
When children start to use a pencil it is very important that they hold it in
the correct way. The pencil should be held in the ‘tripod’ grip between the thumb and first two fingers. The grip is the same for both left and right handed children. If a child’s hold starts the wrong way, it is very difficult to correct later on .

Teaching Children to Write
When teaching writing, except for the initial of their name, all other letters are lower case...

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