Parenting Weblink - GreatStart

An exciting new GreatStart parent website has been developed as part of the Department for Education and Child Development Numeracy and Literacy Strategy to provide ideas and activities for parents to develop their children's early numeracy and literacy skills.  It is framed from a family perspective around everday events Play, Food, Out and about, Growing, Getting ready and Celebrations. For each activity, information is provided on why it matters and what it leads to in terms of numeracy or literacy development, with examples of the language parents could use when they engage in the activity with their child.  Activities are searchable by age, materials and the skills developed.

Parents and families are encouraged to view and utilise the website to give their children the best possible start to their education.