Literacy

6 ways to help your primary kid learn to write

How can parents help their kids learn to write at home? It's as easy as shopping lists or jokes on the fridge, write Anabela Malpique, Deborah Pino Pasternak, Debora Valcan and Susan Ledger.

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Best of the Web: How a beehive helped a teen with dyslexia, and more

How bees gave a teen with dyslexia a different way to learn, saying the wrong things to parents of kids with disabilities, and parenting kids when you have money.

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Gabrielle Wang’s mission to get our kids reading

The new Australian Children's Laureate talks with Shane Green about her plans to encourage children to read – and how a dream set her on the path to becoming a writer.

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Best of the Web: Please don’t call my son shy, and more

Why we shouldn't label our kids as shy, the nostalgic TV shows to share with your family, and how reading for fun is at an historic low.

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How parents can inspire their young poets

With entries open for our annual Student Poetry Competition, Diane Bourke provides ideas for parents to encourage their budding young poets.

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Calling young poets: our Student Poetry Competition is now open

Do you have a budding young poet in the family? We're inviting them to enter our 2022 Student Poetry Competition.

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Best of the Web: How to stop being a nagging parent, and more

Ideas for getting kids to cooperate, an uplifting story of an enterprising young author, and a dad struggling through the pandemic.

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Why school libraries matter more than ever

In the digital age when information is everywhere, Michael Broadstock discovers school libraries are more important for students than ever, in this interview with Susan La Marca, from the School Library Association of Victoria.

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Student Poetry Competition 2021: And the winners are…

Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino congratulates the winners of ISV's Student Poetry Competition.

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