Let’s Talk Campaign Launched
16 September 2021
If you had superpowers, what would they be and how would you use them? This is just one of the “Talk Ideas” designed to get Tasmanian families talking as part of a new Tasmanian Government campaign launched today called “Let’s Talk”.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage parents and carers to spend more talking to their children and young people.
From babies to teenagers, talking and listening skills are important for every part of our life.
Through listening and talking we are able to learn new words to describe our thoughts and share our feelings. Talking also helps us develop our thinking skills. Through talking we organise our words into sentences that others can understand. By asking questions we can better understand each other and the world we live in. Talking and listening is also how we make friends, learn and share our stories.
All Tasmanians need these skills for school, work and life.
Making time for short conversation every day, can make a big difference. Visit the website at www.talk.tas.gov.au to find talk prompts and tips to help your conversations at home.
The Let’s Talk campaign was developed with input and feedback from Tasmanian parents and students. Many families told us about the challenge of juggling busy lives, screen time and teenagers who were reluctant to talk.
The Tasmanian Government is committed to literacy and providing every child, young person and adult with the best opportunity to succeed, contribute fully to the community and to meet the day-to-day challenges and opportunities in life.
The Let’s Talk campaign delivers on Action 1 of the Literacy Plan for Action 2019-2022.