Proven Literacy

A SMEY core learning theme covered in Twinkle Tots and Creative Minds classes.
Twinkle Tots 2-3 y/o classesCreative Minds 4-6 y/o classes

Fun and interactive learning

The literacy learning theme is a core theme covered in all of our classes, and is based on the proven Little Learners Love Literacy resources. The program is a fun, engaging, and multi-sensory experience for children and covers key skills.

Literacy is included in both the Twinkle Tots 2-3 year-old class, and Creative Minds 4-6 year old class. View class details here.


Phonemic Awareness

Introducing phonemic awareness, alphabet sounds and knowledge which in turn supports language development in fun and age-appopriate ways.

Handwriting & Spelling

Development of spelling which aids in the development of reading/writing by forming connections between sounds and letters, and addressing writing by practicing our pencil grip and correct letter development.


Introducing and fostering of reading skills, which includes speaking and listening skills and the introduction of simple decodable texts and words.

Class Routine

Children learn how to master day-to-day tasks required when in a formal classroom setting, in preparation for school.


Our literacy learning theme is developed from evidence-based research with specific goal-based activities, to engage children’s interest. The letters are introduced in a logical and sequential manner with help from Milo the Monkey, which is the character the children will get to know and love throughout the program.

We use a fabulous range of multi-sensory resources as well as play games and make learning lots of fun! We promote thinking through a range of different ways, which will be sure to engage children’s interests. All of this creates a strong base of knowledge for children to build on when they begin school.

Your child will love learning literacy and will gain great results from it!

See the video below about the literacy theme we use called Little Learners Love Literacy.

Our Classes

Our literacy learning theme is a core theme within our Twinkle Tots 2-3 year-old and Creative Minds 4-6 year-old lessons, not a program on it’s own.

The lessons cover all three of our core themes, literacy, numeracy and mindfulness under one single class which is what makes our offering unique.

What Our Families are Saying

Interactive and engaging

“Anita and Daniela at Shining Minds Early Years are both fabulous, passionate educators.
The program offered is fun, interactive and engaging! I love how children are encouraged to take risks with their learning. Children belong to a safe environment where their is a real sense of community! It’s all about school readiness! It mostly encourages children to listen to each other and focus on a task before they commence their primary school life!” – Clara Privitera

A nurturing approach

“Experienced and friendly educators with a firm understanding of the preschool age group. Shining Minds have a nurturing approach to teaching young children and make every child feel special and important. Highly recommend Shining Minds Early years!” – Michelle Grillo

Helped with school readiness

“Thank you for offering such a nurturing space where children can explore language & literacy in a fun filled and stimulating environment. We enrolled my son in the hope he would learn the fundamentals he needed for school. We can honestly say this program has helped with school readiness and the educators at Shining Minds Early Years are fantastic, they have nurtured his confidence and we are delighted.” – Kate Jayne