How to prepare your child for reading success

The Hanen I’m Ready!™ Program is running in January!

This program shows parents how to use fun, practical tips and strategies to make early literacy-learning a natural and enjoyable part of the day.

Studies have shown that children who start school with higher levels of early literacy skills have greater academic success. As the most important teachers in a young child’s life, parents play a critical role in promoting these skills before their child gets to school.

In the Hanen I’m Ready! ™ Program, parents learn how to transform reading a book and other everyday activities into opportunities to help their child build the foundation skills that are related to later reading success. These skills include vocabulary knowledge, ability to understand stories and understanding how print works.

What the Hanen I’m Ready! ™ Program includes:

Parents attend two one and a half hour group sessions alone (parent training) and two half hour sessions with their child (parent and child coaching). Session include:

  • A time for parents to meet with the program leader/speech pathologist to discuss literacy-building strategies
  • A time for parents to join their children to practice strategies under the guidance of a speech pathologist while sharing a book
  • Parents are also supported by a user-friendly guidebook, I’m Ready!™ How to Prepare Your Child for Reading Success (Greenberg & Weitzman, 2014). Read more about the book here

Who should attend

Parents of children 3-5 years of age who are interested in helping their child learn what he/she needs to know before beginning to learn to read and write.

What parents learn

Parents learn practical research-based strategies for:

  • Turning book reading into a time to talk
  • Helping to increase their child’s vocabulary
  • Deepening their child’s understanding of stories
  • Building their child’s knowledge of how print works

What parents say about the Hanen I’m Ready! ™ Program

This was an awesome experience! My child is now so much more involved when I read to him. He listens more attentively and talks more about the book. He also now gets excited about the print he notices around him.

I would definitely recommend this program to other parents. I have completely changed the way I now read to my child!

The Details

When: Monday 15th and 22nd January 6:00-7:30pm (parent only training sessions). Individual parent and child coaching sessions will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time.

Where: Talk Play Grow, 8/524 Old Northern Road Dural

Cost: $265

Please contact us for further information or to book a place on 9653 9955 or email us. Numbers are limited so please be quick to avoid missing out.