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Parent Workshops

Melton Workshops for Parents

Giving you the knowledge and confidence to support your child with reading, writing, and spelling at home!

As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher, and you are and always will be the most important teacher in their life!

But because there is no manual that comes with parenthood, it can be daunting to know how to properly support the education of your child at home. 

Our Parent Workshops are suitable for parents of children aged 3-8 right across the Melton area. 

 

Your child may already be enrolled at Brainy Bears, or you may just be searching for ways to elevate the learning experience for your child at home. Either way, this workshop is for you!

All of our parent workshops are open to ALL. Your child does not need to be enrolled in one of our programs in order for you to take advantage of these opportunities. 

Start learning to make a difference at home today! 

 

Find the right course for you!

Building strong foundations

Young Painter

Building strong foundations is all about giving you the skills you need to help your child learn at home. In this one hour workshop we will explore: 

  • The simple view of reading and what it means for your child 

  • understanding how your child learns to read best

  • strategies for establishing a reading routine at home 

  • practical activities for reading and writing at home

  • how to give confidence-boosting feedback to your child 

This workshop is suitable for:

  • parents/carers of children ages 3-8

  • parents/carers who want to play an active role in their child's education (the most important learning always happens at home)

  • parents/carers who feel lost, frustrated or confused when it comes time for reading practise at home (don't worry we are here to help!)

 

Price: $25 per person 

Discounts available for two or more bookings

Our next class is in March 2021. Join our mailing list for regular updates on these classes. 

Cracking the code

Part 1

Homework Help

Cracking the Code Part 1 is a 90-minute session focused on the fundamentals of phonological awareness and phonics. After this workshop, you will have a basic understanding of the intricacies involved in learning to read and why it is so difficult for some children. In this workshop we will explore: 

  • syllables, rhyme, alliteration 

  • segmenting and blending 

  • the difference between vowel sounds and consonant sounds

This workshop is suitable for:

  • parents/carers of children ages 3-8

  • adults who have a good understanding of spoken English

  • All reading and writing levels/abilities (You don't need to be a top reader or writer to join this workshop, in fact, your own reading and writing may even improve! 

The price for this workshop includes a Brainy Bears show bag, workshop notes, and ready to use activities. 

Price: $50 per person 

Discounts available for two or more bookings

Our next class is in May 2021. Join our mailing list for regular updates on these classes. 

Cracking the code 

Part 2

Girl Drawing

Now that you have completed

Cracking the Code Part 1 and had so much fun along the way, you are ready to delve deeper into the English language code and how you can transfer your new knowledge into fun and engaging activities for your child. During this workshop we will explore and revise: 

  • graphs, digraphs, trigraphs and  quadgraphs

  • vowel sounds (long and short)

  • easy, fun, and simple activities that you can practise at home with your child

This workshop is suitable for:

  • parents/carers of children ages 3-8

  • people who have completed Cracking the Code Part 1

The price for this workshop includes a Brainy Bears tote bag, workshop notes, and ready to use activities. 

Price: $50 per person 

Discounts available for two or more bookings

Our next class is in July 2021. Join our mailing list for regular updates on these classes. 

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