Early Literacy is everything that children learn about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Reading aloud and bringing books into daily life is the key to encouraging and developing a young child's ability to read. By reading, talking, singing, and playing with your child—you give them the foundation for literacy and success!
Reading aloud or shared reading is the best way to prepare a child to read independently.
Talk to your baby and young children; they are listening and learning about language.
When you sing or listen to music, your child learns the rhythms of language & becomes aware of the smaller sounds that make words.
Play is learning! Encourage your child in play by participating, talking, and listening to your little one.
Allow and encourage your child to scribble and "pretend" to write. This jumpstarts the skills they need to become successful readers and writers.
Lifelong literacy begins long before a child enters school. Reading aloud and bringing books into daily life is the key to encouraging and developing a young child's ability to read. Research indicates that children who have strong early literacy skills become successful readers. Sharing books with children should begin at birth.
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