Our literacy curriculum begins in the preschool years with the BEN Book Club.
Through monthly meetups, interactive performances, discussions, positive associations, and teaching strategy for at-home literacy practice, the BEN Book Club gives opportunities for caregivers of preschool children to engage in developing their child’s language, world knowledge, and love of reading and diversity – preparing them for P1 and beyond.
Each session includes a book exploring a new part of the world, a customised letter addressed to the child, and a reading strategy card for the caregiver to put into practice over the course of the month.
Both caregivers and children get the opportunity to attend a theatrical reading and lively discussion about the book to watch the strategies being put into place by a local reader.
Throughout the program everyone gets to learn how to read effectively together, while gaining world knowledge and expanding vocabulary using strategies that connect to the Literacy How reading model.