Introduction

At five years, your child may already be at school. Surprisingly, research shows that 60-80% of a school child’s learning happens at home, while only 20-40% happens at school.

When children are playing, they are actually learning. Play is one of the most important needs children have and this does not change once they go to school.

Keep reading to your child, even when they start to learn to read themselves. Your child will still need to hear new words to help them with the higher level language they’ll hear at school. Grow their language skills by trying some of these activities. Make sure you keep them fun – they’ll be doing enough serious stuff at school.