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Oracy at home

What can I do to support my child to develop their oracy skills at home?


  • Talk to your child! This can be about anything at all such as how their day was at school.
  • In an age of mobile phones, computers and tablets, opportunities for parents/carers and children to talk to each other can be easily lost. Make a special time each day where any electronic devices are put away and the focus is on conversation instead. This could be on the walk to or from school or during meal times.
  • Ask your child questions about what they say and encourage them to ask you questions too!
  • Having regular conversations with your child in your home language is also very valuable in terms of developing your child’s oracy skills so please do not worry if your first language is not English.