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Supporting early writing

When children are learning to write, we think it is important that they feel confident to put their ideas on paper without being too worried about being correct! Download these handouts to learn more about ‘invented spelling’ and the process of ‘shared writing’

Supporting early writing and examples of have-a-go writing

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Ideas for talking with children

Young children learn new language through everyday conversations. Use this handout for ideas on how to enrich your child’s language.


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Storytelling game and word dice

Download this handout to find out about a fun game to help stimulate conversation with children.


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Word dice

Download the word dice (English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu)


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Supporting early learning

Click an image or button to download a 12-page booklet with practical suggestions for parents and caregivers on how to support children’s informal learning in the early years (4 – 7 years).
Available in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu.

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Download isiXhosa booklet


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Download isiZulu booklet