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Literacy and Numeracy tips to help your child every day. A guide for parents of children aged 0-12.

Research shows that families are the most significant influence on their children’s learning, development, health, safety and wellbeing. Your family can play a key role in helping your child prepare for school, and then succeed when they reach school.


This booklet provides handy tips and ways you can help your child develop literacy and numeracy skills. It provides fun, inexpensive, accessible and practical activities you can do with your child at home.

The booklet also provides questions you can ask your child to help them learn. Doing these practical activities will help your child develop excellent reading and writing skills, and help them speak well and be a good listener. Through everyday activities at home you can also help them develop their numeracy skills, such as calculating and using numbers, recognising patterns, and using language to develop mathematical understanding.

These literacy and numeracy activities are excellent opportunities for you to model key learning values such as enthusiasm, persistence and curiosity.

These tips and activities can also be used by a child’s older siblings and grandparents, or other relevant people in a child’s life, to help develop their literacy and numeracy skills.

Victoria State Government – Better Health Channel

Healthy Eating – School Lunches

The purpose of this booklet is to:

  • provide parents and carers of foundation kids with some timely health information
  • give you an overview of the role of the school when it comes to your child’s health
  • point you towards more detailed information or contacts for areas of special interest to you and your family.

Here are some tips on how you can help your child have a positive start to school from the Department of Education.


Department of Education Parent section

Department of Education -Parenting information on school aged children. Enrolling and starting school, your child's learning, and services for parents.


Additional Resources


Activites to get parents engaged in their child's numeracy, literacy and English skills

Home reading with preschoolers

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