Have a chat to your Child & Family Health Nurse or GP if your child is not
  • Playing with a variety of games and activities.
  • Showing a wide range of emotions.
  • Able to focus on one activity for more than 5 minutes.
  • Able to go to the toilet alone.
  • Fluent with speech or has problems repeating words or sounds.
  • Drawing pictures.
  • Able to brush their teeth, wash and dry their hands or get undressed without help.
Why READ everyday
Liam keeps his parents entertained with jokes, stories and concerts. He likes talking with friends and neighbours. These are all skills that will contribute to his literacy.

Spending time at the library can give him a range of books to choose from and enjoy. He likes books that relate to events happening in his life, such as starting school or having a pet.

Liam loves telling stories. He likes it when his stories are made into picture books.

Liam spends lots of time practising 'writing' stories that he 'reads' aloud. He also likes to memorise and act out reading simple books to his mum and dad.

Stories Liam has seen on TV or heard in books are often the beginning of conversations about how people are feeling. This is helping him learn about empathy.