Reading with your child

Jennifer and Samuel Asha

Recorded on Thursday 23 April 2020

In this short video, Jennifer Asha, renowned literacy expert and experienced classroom teacher, shares tips and tricks for parents who are reading and learning with their children at home during the Coronavirus pandemic. Jennifer covers ideas for engaging your child with literature through Talking, Reading, Writing and Making. Download a document below that provides this approach for five picture books in the 2020 CBCA shortlist.

Jennifer Asha is a literacy educator with a passion for helping children become literate in technologically and visually rich environments. She works in schools to support teachers in the use of quality literature in best practice literacy education. Jennifer teaches at the Australian Catholic University and University of Sydney in a variety of literacy teaching units. She wrote the units for the Teachers' Guide to the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, Picture Book category 2012-2020 and is the presenter and moderator of face-to-face and online courses for PETAA.