On Friday 27th October, the Literacy Department within the Gozo College organised a parental session on pre-writing skills, in collaboration with the Occupational Therapy Department within the Gozo General Hospital. Ms. Elaine Ciantar Head of Department Literacy and Ms. Theresien Mizzi Allied Health Practitioner Occupational Therapist led the session. Parents were given practical activities on how to help their children enhance their pre writing skills with simple activities which can be carried out at home. A selection of specific resources which are available at the Gozo Literacy Resource Centre for all educators to use in schools, were shared with the parents.
A booklet with the practical activities was disseminated with parents through the schools. The booklet is also available for download here.
This parental session is part of an ongoing project between the Literacy Department within the Gozo College and the Occupational Therapy Department within the Gozo General Hospital aiming at helping schools and parents work through a common platform to help the students develop proper pre writing skills as preparation for writing.