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Literacy and numeracy - Parent resources

Helping your child with literacy and numeracy

Literacy and numeracy skills are vital to ensuring your child has the best chance to succeed in their schooling and life.

Literacy is about how we use our language to:

Numeracy is about having the confidence and skill to use numbers, time, money, patterns, shapes and measurement and other mathematical knowledge in all aspects of life such as for cooking, reading a map or bill, reading instructions and even playing sports.

This website contains information that can help you to help your child develop their literacy and numeracy skills. You will find handy fact sheets and activity sheets, video clips of parents and carers sharing their stories about literacy and numeracy in daily life and more.

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This page was last reviewed on 03 Oct 2017

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