A GreatStart for little ones
The Government of South Australia has released a new parent website developed as part of the Department for Education and Child Development Numeracy and Literacy Strategy. Great Start is centred on everyday events in the family: Play, Food, Out and about, Growing, Getting ready and Celebrations. Information is provided on why each activity matters and what it leads to in terms of numeracy or literacy development. It also gives examples of the language parents could use when they engage in the activity with their child.
I found the Getting Ready section was a great reminder that putting your shoes and socks on is a learned skill and that I could have lots of fun exploring this with my 2 year old grandson.
The website is designed to be developed over time and it is expected that more new and exciting ideas and activities will be added keeping the content relevant and interesting to families.
You can find GreatStart at www.greatstart.edu.au