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Should children be able to read in their first year of school?

Should every child read in their first year of school? Misty Adoniou (Senior Lecturer in Language, Literacy and Teaching, English as a Second Language, University of Canberra) sets out some realistic expectations for what children can achieve in reading and writing in their first year of school. The Foundation year of school goes by a […]

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Holiday Programmes for Children in Sydney

Improve your child’s reading and writing these school holidays. Dates 13th July – 17th July 2020 Location: Shop 1, 16 Fisher Road, Dee Why, NSW, 2099 Spaces are limited, so please call 9972 1419 for more information or email headoffice@icanreadsystem.com Creative Writing This course will first of all encourage the shy child to put pen to […]

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The Misadventures of Benny, Who Can’t Read

It's not easy getting through life if you can't read! Watch out for Benny: he'll pop up again soon in a series of mishaps that take place because he can't read.  

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Can’t read in Australia? Why not?

Can't read in Australia? The article below echoes what we have been saying in I Can Read Centres for over a decade: Australia ranks poorly in literacy when compared with other English-speaking nations. It's time to reform the way reading is taught in Australian schools, writes Deb Wilkinson. Over the past two years debate about […]

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Seminar about literacy by Dr Antony Earnshaw

On Wednesday 27 November 2013, at 5:30pm, Dr Antony Earnshaw will be at the I Can Read Orange Centre, Shop 6, Orange Arcade, 148 Summer Street, Orange, NSW, 2800. He will be giving a talk to parents and the media about literacy, how you can help your child, how the I Can Read system works and […]

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Why do children struggle to learn to read?

She’s learning to read. But how did she read the word “once”? How did she read the word “time”? You can’t “sound out” these words. She has learnt “once” as a sight word. She has learnt “time” because she knows the “e on the end of a word” rule that applies some of the time […]

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The importance of reading before school entry

This is Lily. She started kindergarten at a local primary school in 2013. Lily could read before she started school because she had learnt to read with the I Can Read System. She is in a class of around 20 children. Lily’s reading is so proficient that she is currently reading Grade 3 books.  That’s […]

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Your baby can read? Really?

Your Baby Can Read, a popular (and pricey) early education program, may be fake. A class action lawsuit alleges that the Your Baby Can Read corporation used false advertising and bogus claims to market its product, promising parents that they could teach children as young as three months to read. But child psychology experts at […]

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Early Literacy: a good idea?

An interesting debate continues in respect to the benefits or detriments of early learning. One side believes that early learning is the way to go while the other believes it’s preferable to wait until a child is at least at school.  We have all heard the different views expressed in respect to protégés like Tiger […]

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Launch of Education Times at Parliament House

The Australian Education Times The founders of the I Can Read System were pleased to be invited to the launch of Australia’s first free magazine on education at Parliament House in Sydney, 23rd October 2013. The Australian Education Times is all about education in Australia. The Education Times will be published monthly and promises to […]

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