Easter literacy boosting tips

Easter doesn’t have to be all about eating chocolate! If you have the chance to spend more time with your children over the holidays, try these ideas for boosting their literacy skills before they go back to school.

  • Easter words – as we enter a new season, there are lots of new words you could to introduce to your child. Try teaching your child a new spring word each day to improve their vocabulary and spelling. For example, ‘Easter’, ‘daffodils’ and ‘lambs’.
  • Writing clues – if you’re planning an Easter egg hunt, encourage your child to write down clues for their siblings or friends. They could set clues around the house, in the garden or even the local park.
  • Easter reading – use the Easter holidays as an opportunity to get into the habit of reading with your child for 10 minutes a day. Regular reading will really help them improve.
  • Get outside – longer days and warmer weather are the perfect excuse to spend more time outside. Talk to your child about the signs of spring to help boost their communication skills.
  • Visit the library – take a trip to the library over the Easter holidays. You can introduce your child to the huge range of books on offer and look for some of the titles in our Spring reading list.

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