Sharing REAL is an opportunity for parents to get training in how they can help their child develop their speaking, reading and writing skills.
Sharing REAL aims to build parent’s confidence in how they can support literacy within the home and help their children’s learning and development in communication and language. The aims are to help parents feel confident and knowledgeable about what steps to take.
Through discussions and practical activities, parents will gain ideas on how to support young children with books, early writing, songs and rhymes and how to make use of all the print around them in their home, in the street, and in the shops.
The training comprises four two-hour sessions.
The sessions are fun and interactive, giving plenty of time for talking and sharing ideas around the four strands of literacy: books; early writing; environmental print (signs, logos, shops etc); and oral language.
Parents will also be introduced to the principle of 'ORIM' which is the idea that there are four main ways in which they can help their children’s literacy development through:
Through attending the sessions parents will have two major outcomes.