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When should my child learn to read? | Ready to Read News
April 11, 2019

When should my child learn to read?

Learning to read is an essential part of a child’s development, if they are to gain an education and function comfortably in society.
The importance of timing when it comes to literacy | Ready to Read News
April 10, 2019

The importance of timing when it comes to literacy

We had the pleasure of contributing to a recent Ellaslist article about literacy. In particular, the article highlights the importance of timing when it comes to literacy. There is a…
Children's Library | Ready to Read News
April 9, 2019

What is the Ready to Read children’s library?

The Ready to Read children’s library is a pop-up facility designed to bring the joy of reading into the community. You will find it at community events, expos, markets and…
Preparing Children for ‘Big School’ | Ready to Read News
April 7, 2019

Preparing children for ‘big school’

Helping your preschool-aged child prepare for the big leap from home to school can be an exciting but stressful time for many families. Starting school isn’t what it used to…
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April 6, 2019

A new approach to early literacy across Australia

Ready to Read On-Demand is now available! 26 online lessons focus on essential early literacy skills and feature a phonics song.
Healthy Digital Habits News
April 5, 2019

Healthy digital habits – with Dr Kristy Goodwin

Today’s pre-schoolers are growing up in a screen-saturated world. Dr Kristy Goodwin provides guidance for developing tech habits to help, rather than hinder, your child’s start to school.
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April 4, 2019

Speech and language – The key to academic success

Good speech and language skills are crucial to the effective communication of each child and are a critical part of their overall development. Oral language skills enable a child to convey…
Access to early literacy for ALL communities News
April 1, 2019

Access to early literacy for ALL communities

The Ready to Read Community Literacy Program is a not-for-profit initiative designed to broaden access to early literacy.
The link between hearing, language and literacy News
December 10, 2018

The link between hearing, language and literacy

Hearing is essential for language development and literacy. Audiologist Lindsay Reinhardt demystifies childhood hearing.
The Emotional Journey to School News
November 25, 2018

The emotional journey to school

Starting ‘big school’ represents a huge change for children. Psychologist Jane Hewlett provides insight into managing this transition.
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October 23, 2018

Are children lacking the physical strength to learn?

In this digital age, many of the incidental circumstances for physical exploration and growth have dissolved. Although the impacts of this on ever-increasing obesity and preventable disease rates is clear,…
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September 5, 2018

Ready to Read awarded best activity for preschoolers

Ready to Read has been awarded Best Local Preschooler Activity (3-5 years) at the What's On 4 Kids Awards, for making early literacy classes fun and accessible.
A Safe Ride to School News
July 1, 2018

A safe ride to school

School drop offs and pickups are notoriously crazy times of the day. However, there are simple things you can do to ensure your child remains safe.
Managing school holidays News
March 1, 2018

Managing school holidays

School holidays may be the light at the end of the tunnel, but they can become a juggling act for many parents.