For parents, caregivers and teachers of babies and young children
Print our ‘Make your own’ booklet with instructions for making inexpensive resources that encourage language development and make learning fun.
Download a full colour version of the booklet here. Note that this is a low res version to make it easier to print at home.
Knitting pattern for Wordworks Little People
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
When children draw, they learn to put their thoughts on paper. This is an important step towards becoming a writer. Download this handout for ideas on how to support young children’s drawing.
Supporting early drawing and writing
Supporting early drawing
Young children learn new language through everyday conversations. Use this handout for ideas on how to enrich your child’s language.
Storytelling game and word dice
Download this handout to find out about a fun game to help stimulate conversation with children.
Download the word dice (English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and isiZulu)
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.
What do you know about how young childern learn? If someone asked you for advice about how to support a young child’s learning what would you suggest?