Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
l READ aloud to your child every day beginning at six months or earlier.
Read books that are more difficult than the child could read independently. I t will improve vocabulary.
As your child becomes more proficient in reading, share the reading.
Use words that will help your child understand the connection between the word and the meaning.
Point out objects and say the word - in books, in stores, in the neighbourhood and in your home.
Have books available in every room, so your child will be able to look at books often.
Tell stories to your child using your own experiences. Help your child to learn to recognise letters, numbers, and shapes.
Read a story and then let your child tell the story back to you.
Ask your child questions while reading the story.
Have your child predict what will happen next, guess the ending or how she would solve the problem.
Encourage your child to select various types of books . Find books to match your child's interests.
Write notes and have your children write notes to you or other family members. - From Teaching with TLC.