Families in literacy boost

Shannon BeattiePilbara News
Boost presenter Sarah Grunwald (standing) with Claire Bolitho and Cindy Zanker.
Camera IconBoost presenter Sarah Grunwald (standing) with Claire Bolitho and Cindy Zanker. Credit: Karratha Primary School

Parents around Karratha were given a boost to help their children learn to read and write at a literacy workshop.

The Boost workshop was delivered by the Dyslexia SPELD Foundation and held at Karratha Primary School on November 14, with 18 parents from a variety of schools in town attending to get some tips and tricks.

The workshop was designed to provide resources, support and strategies to parents of children from kindergarten to Year 1 to help them help their children develop reading and writing skills at home.

School principal Kate Lyon said because parents knew how to read, they did it without thinking.

“The workshop taught the breakdown to the introductory foundations of literacy and early reading skills,” she said.

“It will allow them to support their children and build the consistency between home and school, as well as making parents aware of what their children need at that age.”

The workshop, which was funded by the Fogarty Foundation, received great feedback from all the parents in attendance.

“They came out of it saying they know how to help their children to learn to read, which is just so important for a child’s future development,” Ms Lyon said.

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