International Literacy Year award-winning author Hunter Calder is conducting an early literacy seminar on Tuesday 14th May at 7.30 pm at the Red Door Hall in Moruya.
Hunter is a vastly experienced teacher, author and lecturer. His internationally recognised Reading Freedom programs are widely used throughout Australia and around the world. He is co-founder of the online literacy program Literacy Planet.
Many parents are unnecessarily hesitant about teaching their children – they don’t know where to start, don’t think they have the skills and are frightened they will ruin things. Hunter Calder has seen it all before and his seminar will dispel these concerns by giving parents a series of tried and true techniques that promote early reading success.
The seminar gives parents of pre-school children and those in the early years tips on providing the foundations for successful literacy acquisition. Parents are shown all the fundamentals – basic sight vocabulary, phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge and how to teach the beginning of phonics. They learn to give their children the necessary literacy skills that will prevent difficulties from developing later on.
Seminar participants don’t go away empty-handed. They receive an extensive package of materials containing basic information and teaching aids for home use. Allow yourself one and a half to two hours to take it all in and feel free to ask questions afterward. Parents, grandparents, preschool and infants teachers will find this an interesting and entertaining experience.
If sufficient interest exists, Hunter will conduct a further seminar on diagnosing and correcting reading problems.
Attendance for the Early Literacy Seminar is by pre-booking only.
To book phone 44740300 and leave a message with contact details. Attendance limited to 25 participants.
Cost is $ 50 dollars inclusive of all materials. All proceeds of the seminar will go to supporting the social inclusion activities of the Red Door Hall.
Tuesday 14th May March 25th 7.30 pm at the Red Door Hall in Page St Moruya
Enquiries: For further information call 0400 605 711