What is Let's Chat?
Let’s Chat is a free program to help you develop your child’s speaking and listening skills at home. This four week program will support you to increase your confidence to turn shared book reading and everyday routines into opportunities to build early literacy skills with your young children.
This session is run by our experienced classroom teachers who have undergone training in the Let's Chat Program. At the end of each session you will get a free book to keep so you can practice the skill you have learned.
Who is it for?
Parents and carers of babies, toddlers and preschool aged children.
Why is this important?
Research tells us that the development of oral language skills is the single most important indicator of success at school. Those children whose oral language skills are well developed when they get to school have a much better chance of learning and will require much less interventions than those students who don’t.
When children commence school with good oral literacy skills it is easier for them to learn to read and write later on.
The most effective way to help children to develop these skills is through reading with their first and most important teachers – their parents and carers. This has led to us working with Noah’s Ark, The Department of Education and our regional personnel in developing the “Let's Chat” program.