I like that!

4 - 6 years
Ideas to help your child practise their literacy skills - with you, and online
Young boy thinking

Developed in partnership with Education Services Australia

The Australian Curriculum sets the goal for what all students should learn as they progress through their school life. Skills in the Foundation Year curriculum include:

  • talking about events, people and stories
  • expressing opinions and ideas
  • understanding that the experiences of others may be different from your own.

It’s easy to help your child practise these skills as part of everyday life – just use these simple ideas.

Ask your child's opinion

Encouraging your child to express opinions helps them practise their language and social skills. Whether you are reading stories, watching a movie or looking at pictures in a magazine, encourage your child to describe what they like and dislike and why:

  • why do you like it?
  • what do you dislike about it?
  • how does it make you feel?

You can practise the same skills with the guessing game ‘Who do I like?’:

  • think of someone your child is familiar with, such as a character from a movie or a book. Don’t tell your child who it is!
  • describe what you like (or dislike) about the character, and why – eg I like this character because she was really strong and brave when she fought the dragon
  • ask your child to guess who you are describing
  • make your clues more detailed by using descriptive words, and encourage your child to do the same.

Go online

For online reinforcement, Just like me: Rose, Kaneisha and Sammy will give your child practice at:

  • identifying and comparing favourite things.



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Last modified
7 April 2020