Parenting in Pictures

Let’s Read, in collaboration with Raising Children Network, developed two Parenting in Pictures (PIPs) resources: Reading with your baby and Reading with your toddler.

These PIPs are designed to encourage families to engage their babies and toddlers in activities that help build emergent literacy skills – the foundation needed for learning to read and write.

Download the Let’s Read PIPs:

Who are they for?

The Let’s Read PIPs are designed mainly for families and caregivers with children from birth to 5 years, with a particular focus on Indigenous families, families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and families with low literacy levels. The Let’s Read PIPs will also be available as a resource for professionals (eg: Let’s Read community program professionals, early childhood education and health professionals) who work with the primary audience to promote emergent literacy development.

How were they developed?

These PIPs are based on the Let’s Read reading tips and tools that were developed in 2013 by early literacy and early childhood experts based on the latest research and practice based evidence as well as the Let's Read market research findings.

During the development of the Let’s Read PIPs we consulted Let’s Read Community Program professionals (who in turn engaged families in their communities) to identify relevant images to depict the key messages.  The content and illustrations of the PIPs were also reviewed by early childhood and literacy experts in line with Raising Children Network’s quality assurance approach.