Oracy At Home

Developing oracy skills is crucial for children both within and beyond the school environment. There are numerous effective ways to foster oracy at home.

Here are 5 ways to promote oracy in the home:

  • Engage in shared reading sessions with your child. Choose books that challenge their current reading level to read aloud. This practice aids in expanding their vocabulary, enhancing their ability to articulate thoughts, and comprehending language structure.
  • Foster meaningful conversations. During shared moments like traveling home from school or while enjoying a group meal. Take the time to discuss their day and share your own experiences, creating an open and communicative environment.
  • Capture Memories with a Video Diary. Lots of kids dream of becoming vloggers or YouTube sensations, so why not support them in creating a video diary? They can document their everyday life or capture special moments like birthdays and holidays. To ensure their safety, keep these cherished recordings within the family rather than sharing them online.
  • Embrace the Art of Conversation. Urge older children to step away from texting and messaging and instead, encourage them to make a phone call to a friend or relative. This personal touch fosters deeper connections and meaningful interactions.
  • Embark on a Nature Walk. Taking a stroll in nature with your child provides ample opportunities for engaging discussions. Encourage them to observe, listen, and reflect on what they see, hear, and feel in their surroundings. This simple activity can lead to rich conversations about the natural world.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the after-school clubs we offer. They provide fantastic opportunities for children to socialize and enhance their oracy skills. These clubs are a fun and enriching way for students to engage with their peers and further develop their communication abilities.