Find lots of ideas for helping your child with reading and writing on the Ministry of Education website.
Learning to Read
Learning to correctly form all the letters of the alphabet is one of the foundation skills that children learn in their first few years at school. Ask your child's teacher for an example of how they teach children to make each letter so that you can support your child to develop good handwriting skills.
Students from Year 4 - Year 8 often use Google Docs to complete their written work. They will still practice writing by hand, but will also learn some touch typing skills.
Ridgway School Library
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