Resources for running a successful Parent Education night Print

Parent education sessions are a key way for educators to share tips on how parents can prepare their children for school and what they will learn. Typically conducted on an annual basis, parent sessions give the school the chance to equip their community with the tools that will reinforce their school based learning.  PLD has developed specific handouts and video content for schools to use, the resources aim to involve and educate parents on how to support their child’s learning.

As a starting point, we recommend teachers spend a couple of minutes explaining how kids learn, in particular, that academic success is dependent on developing three interlocking sets of skills: Literacy, Oral Language and Movement and Motor. To help educators to quickly and easily prepare for upcoming year presentations we have pulled together all of the key downloadable resources and video presentations into one spot. The beginning of the school year is an incredibly busy time of the year. Despite the workload ahead of all of you, it is imperative that schools start their year well. With this in mind, we’ve developed the following 2020 essential resources for running a successful parent information night blog.

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Parent information night – Term 1

Resources for running a successful Parent Education night

PLD has a large range of downloadable resources containing milestones and learning support information. We encourage the distribution of these resources to parents and the wider community through newsletters, websites and general during your parent information sessions.  Some of our more popular downloads are as follows, click on ‘Read More’ to download the PDF’s. View our entire range of milestones HERE.

Parent Education Videos: We have created videos and playlists specifically in the area of parent education, making it easier for educators to communicate milestones and best practices to their community.  The following videos are designed to either be embedded within e-newsletters or viewed within parent education workshops/sessions. We have a made a curated list of the best videos to share HERE, but here is a taste of our most popular ones:

Watch: Pronouncing the Alphabet Letter Sounds

Watch: Sounding out words and helping with sight words

Watch: 4 year old Speech and Language Milestones

Watch: Preparing for the alphabet

PLD’s Comprehension Questions – an at home program: Reading at home is an important part of a child’s literacy journey.  If you are implementing our Comprehension Questions for 3 or 4 year olds program in which students are sent home with a picture book and a set of scripted questions, it is recommended that you lead the parents through the narrative retelling process.  This can be done by showing the parents the following short age based video clips: https://youtu.be/P660sftzj28

Parent information night – Term 1

Resources for running a successful Parent Education night

PLD has a large range of downloadable resources containing milestones and learning support information. We encourage the distribution of these resources to parents and the wider community through newsletters, websites and general during your parent information sessions.  Some of our more popular downloads have been listed below, click on the ‘Read More’ button for your PDF copy. View our entire range of milestones HERE.

Parent Education Videos: We have created videos and playlists specifically in the area of parent education, making it easier for educators to communicate milestones and best practices to their community.  The following videos are designed to either be embedded within e-newsletters or viewed within parent education workshops/sessions. We have a made a curated list of the best videos to share HERE, but here is a taste of our most popular ones:

Watch: Repeated Reading for Early Years

Watch: Alphabet the Multisensory Way

Watch: Giving children the best start for literacy

Watch: 5 year old speech and language developmental milestones

PLD’s Comprehension Questions – an at home program: Reading at home is an important part of a child’s literacy journey.  If you are implementing our Comprehension Questions for 5 Year Olds program in which students are sent home with a picture book and a set of scripted questions, it is recommended that you lead the parents through the narrative retelling process.  This can be done by showing the parents the following short age based video clips: https://youtu.be/bbC6_x_V1lQ

Parent information night – Term 1

Resources for running a successful Parent Education night

PLD has a large range of downloadable resources containing milestones and learning support information. We encourage the distribution of these resources to parents and the wider community through newsletters, websites and general during your parent information sessions.  Some of our more popular downloads include the ones listed below. Click on ‘Read More’ to download the PDF’s. You can view and download our entire range of milestone guides for Year 1 & 2 HERE.

Parent Education Videos: We have created videos and playlists specifically in the area of parent education, making it easier for educators to communicate milestones and best practices to their community.  The following videos are designed to either be embedded within e-newsletters or viewed within parent education workshops/sessions. We have a made a curated list of the best videos to share HERE, but here is a taste of our most popular ones:

Watch: Pronouncing the alphabet sounds

Watch: Comprehension Questions for 6 & 7 Year Olds

Watch: Stage 1 Decoding and Spelling Games

Watch: What is good speaking?

PLD’s Comprehension Questions – an at home program: Reading at home is an important part of a child’s literacy journey.  If you are implementing our Comprehension Questions for 6 & 7 Year Olds program in which students are sent home with a picture book and a set of scripted questions, it is recommended that you lead the parents through the narrative retelling process. 

Parent information night – Term 1

Resources for running a successful Parent Education night

PLD has a large range of downloadable resources containing milestones and learning support information. We encourage the distribution of these resources to parents and the wider community through newsletters, websites and general during your parent information sessions.  Some of our more popular downloads include the following. View our entire range of downloadable milestones HERE.

Parent Education Videos: We have created videos and playlists specifically in the area of parent education, making it easier for educators to communicate milestones and best practices to their community.  The following videos are designed to either be embedded within e-newsletters or viewed within parent education workshops/sessions. We have a made a curated list of the best videos to share HERE, but here is a taste of our most popular ones:

Watch: Year 2 and 3 Students with low literacy skills

Watch: Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 Year Olds

Watch: Teaching Spelling to the Middle and Upper Primary

Watch: How much technology time?

PLD’s Comprehension Questions – an at home program: Reading at home is an important part of a child’s literacy journey.  If you are implementing our Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 Year Olds program in which students are sent home with a picture book and a set of scripted questions, it is recommended that you lead the parents through the narrative retelling process. 

Are you looking at running a reading workshop?

The FAQ linked below provides 3 TIPS on how to run a reading workshop for parents, helping them to assist in their child’s reading potential.

Tip 1: Recognise that oral language will very soon link to how the students process written language Students who have a large vocabulary and speak with adult like grammar typically progress into reading with much greater ease. Check that your child’s speech and language skills are where they should be by downloading the milestone guides above.

Tip 2: A child’s reading comprehension skills can be predicted (or worked on before they are even reading) through the presentation of specifically scripted comprehension questions. Training videos and information is provided here: https://pld-literacy.org/product/comprehension-questions-for-5-year-olds/

Tip 3: Understand the process of early reading, so parents know what to expect and how it to make it as enjoyable as possible.